NEET PG 2021 postponed amid COVID-19 spike, new date to be decided later
Guwahati: The National eligibility cum Entrance Test for postgraduate students, scheduled to be held on April 18, has been postponed for the time being, in view of the rising COVID-19 cases in the country.
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan took Twitter to announce and wrote, “Decision has been taken keeping the wellbeing of our young medical students in mind.”
The next date of the NEET-PG medical entrance exams will be decided later, Vardhan informed.
The postgraduate medical entrance test is conducted for admission to MD, MS, PG Diploma programmes for the academic session 2021.
Meanwhile, India added a record over 2 lakh new COVID-19 infections in a day pushing the total tally of cases to 1,40,74,564, while the active cases surpassed the 14-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
A total of 2,00,739 new COVID-19 cases have been registered in a span of 24 hours.
The death toll increased to 1,73,123 with 1,038 daily new fatalities, the highest since October 3, 2020 the data updated at 8 am showed.
With over 1 lakh infections per day for the ninth consecutive day, India has added 13,88,515 cases in nine days.