Postpone NEET-PG 2022: There was a strong push to cancel the upcoming NEET-PG 2022 as Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) and All India Medical Students Association (AIMSA) extended support to postgraduate medical aspirants. Doctors across the country have pointed out that due to the delay in counselling, they do not have enough time to prepare for the upcoming examinations. He has urged the government to postpone NEET PG 2022 for an appropriate time so that the current NEET PG 2021 candidates can get enough time to prepare for the exam. Also Read – ‘Postponement of NEET-PG 2022′, doctors’ body urges Health Minister; Students Union to move SC | key points
86% of students want exams to be postponed
For the unversed, NEET PG 2022 is scheduled to be conducted on May 21, 2022. Recently, a survey conducted by Times Now revealed that 86 per cent of the candidates want the exam to be postponed. However, 12 percent of the candidates voted against the adjournment, and 2 percent were unable to make a decision. Also Read – Postpone NEET PG 2022 or else we will have to give up our medical degrees: Doctors to President, PM Modi
2,600 students seek President, PM’s intervention
Early last month, around 2,600 doctors who appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET PG 2022) exam wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging them to postpone the prestigious exam. In the letter, the doctors underlined that if the National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts the NEET PG 2022 exam on the scheduled date, they will have no option but to submit their medical degrees to the Government of India. Also Read – NEET PG 2022 postponed by 1 month, extend internship eligibility till August 31: Kerala House Surgeons Association writes to NBE
‘Neet PG 2021 candidates will get fair chance’
On May 1, the Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) wrote to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to intensify the demands of the students. “In view of the removal of several hurdles, NEET PG 2021 candidates get a fair chance to participate in the ongoing counseling process and get enough time to prepare for the upcoming NEET PG 2022,” the letter from FAIMA said.
FIAMA President Rohan Krishnan said that the concern is very real as NEET PG is one of the toughest exams that a doctor has to face. “The preparation takes almost a year and the last two-three weeks before the exam are more important. We cannot expect them to attend counseling as well as prepare for the exam.”
The matter reached the Supreme Court
The matter even reached the Supreme Court as the All India Medical Students Association (AIMSA) filed a petition in the apex court seeking postponement of NEET-PG 2022. Advocate Sandeep S Tiwari apprised the petition on Twitter. “On behalf of the All India Medical Students Association (AIMSA), we have moved the Supreme Court of India against the examination of NEET-PG 2022 dated May 21, 2022. Candidates raised their grievances due to mismatch/collision of dates in the ongoing counseling for NEET. -PG 2021,” he tweeted.
Though several reports suggest that NEET PG 2022 will be conducted as per schedule on May 21, candidates and medical bodies continue to express their concerns on various platforms. Candidates are advised to follow only verified channels for latest updates on NEET PG 2022 examinations