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Maha govt urges Centre to defer PG medical exam amid COVID-19

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In the wake of unprecedented number of increase in daily number of Corona cases across the State, the Maharashtra government has urged the Centre to postpone the examinations of post-graduation students pursuing medical courses. The State Government has written to Centre to postpone the exam as healthcare professionals are needed to tackle the covid patients.

Post-graduation medical students are required to handle COVID-19 and other cases in the state, Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare Rajesh Tope was quoted saying by a PTI report.

Either their examinations should be postponed or those appearing should be declared as having cleared them, he said, adding the state has submitted a resolution in this regard to the Centre, said the report.

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“Most of the exams are in August and they are busy in their preparations. But going by the current crisis, we need these doctors for treating COVID-19 patients as well as routine diseases that surface during the monsoon season.”

“Hence, we have requested the Centre to postpone their exams or simply declare that they have passed them but deploy them for providing health services, he said.

“We need them urgently. Even if someone is doing internship, we would like it to be postponed and deploy the medical professional in state services, said the health minister.

“We would probably be the first state in the country to pass such a resolution and submit it to the Centre,” Tope added.

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