In an endeavour to acknowledge efforts of COVID-19 warriors who worked out of thie ways to save millions of lives, five medical colleges across the country have decided to allot one seat each to the wards of those who died in the line of duty.
These medical colleges include MGIMS Wardha in Maharashtra, Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi, NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur, in Madhya Pradesh, JLN Medical College, Ajmer, in Rajasthan and Government Medical College, Haldwani, in Uttarakhand.
However, these five seats would be available for those who cleared the NEET exam held in September. Candidates can also apply for these seats through Directorate of Medical Education (DME) or Directorate of Health Services (DHS) of their domicile states.
With 36,652 fresh infections reported from across country in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 tally has crossed the 96-lakh mark. A total of 1,39,700 people have died because of the viral disease. Over 90 lakh people have recovered too.
To support the children and families of those who lost their lives while serving people during the pandemic, the government decided to come up with this measure. Termed as ‘Wards of Covid Warriors’, the category was introduced in the month of November. This was done when the result of round 1 of NEET counselling was released. The NEET online counselling process for Round 1 had started from October 28 and ended on November 2, where the payment and choice filling options were also completed before November 2 itself. The seat allotment processing then went on till November 4th, and the MCC round 1 result was declared on November 6.