PM takes key decisions to boost availability of personnel in Covid fight

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the rising want of enough human assets for responding to the second wave of pandemic within the nation. Many necessary choices had been taken which is able to considerably enhance availability of medical personnel in Covid obligation.


NEET-PG shall be postponed for no less than 4 months and the examination is not going to be held earlier than August 31, 2021. Students can even be given atleast one month of time after announcement of examination earlier than it’s carried out. This will make numerous certified docs out there for Covid duties.

Some of the important thing choices embody

Medical personnel finishing 100 days of Covid duties shall be given precedence in forthcoming common authorities recruitments.


Medical Interns to be deployed in Covid administration duties underneath the supervision of their college. Final yr MBBS college students could be utilized for tele-consultation and monitoring of gentle Covid circumstances underneath supervision of school.


B.Sc./GNM Qualified Nurses to be utilized in full-time Covid nursing duties underneath the supervision of senior docs and nurses. Medical personnel finishing 100 days of Covid duties shall be given Prime Minister’s Distinguished Covid National Service Samman.

Further, state governments could make out there extra well being professionals engaged by means of this course of to non-public Covid Hospitals as properly in surge areas.


The vacant posts of docs, nurses, allied professionals and different healthcare workers in Health and Medical departments be stuffed by means of accelerated processes inside 45 days by means of contractual appointments, based mostly on NHM norms.


The States have been requested to contemplate the above incentives to maximise manpower availability.