‘Rational demand of Saviours’: NEET PG aspirants intensify postponement request; get MPs support

NEET PG 2022: Aspirants are demanding postponement of exam citing reasons like delay in 2021 counselling, less gap between counselling and exam.

‘Rational demand of Saviours’: NEET PG aspirants intensify postponement request; get MPs support Doctors intensify demands of NEET PG 2022 postponement (Representational Image: Shutterstock)
Vagisha Kaushik | Apr 27, 2022 - 4:53 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Chorusing the postponement of the National Eligibility Entrance Test for postgraduate (NEET) PG 2022, candidates have further raised their demands with the support of the members of Parliament (MPs) who have joined their agitation by writing letters to the union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya urging to fulfill the demands of students and defer the exam by eight to ten weeks.

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MP Hibi Aden wrote a letter to the Mandaviya and said, “I request your consideration to these grievances of junior doctors by postponing NEET PG Exam 2022 for at least 2 months” as “it was found that about 5,000 intern doctors from various states of India are ineligible to appear for the exam.”

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P Chidambaram also wrote to the health minister saying, “I am writing to you in solidarity with the thousands of junior doctors who have worked tirelessly to carry India through the pandemic but whose futures are being jeopardized due to the designated cut off date for NEET PG 2022, which renders them ineligible for the same”. He urged Mandaviya to postpone the exam and provide a “proper gap between NEET PG AIQ counselling 2021 and NEET PG 2022 exam.

The NEET PG 2022 postponement again gathered steam with doctors and candidates taking to Twitter with hashtag #NEETPG2022 trending on the micro-blogging site.

An NSUI member wrote on Twitter, Doctors wrote the letter by BLOOD & raising their voice since long, Media covered it, MPs writing the letters in support of them. But it unable to understand what is stopping mansukhmandviya to listen the rational demand of SAVIOURS.”

An aspirant tweeted, “NEETPG isn’t just an exam, it’s an important milestone which makes or breaks the career and life of a doctor and his family. Please understand our cries”

“Our journey of 5.5 years in medical school makes us determined & firm. We are seeking for your support for #Neetpg2022 postponement.Our voice is trending on top since weeks .We are not able to studies under these circumstances. postpone the exam by 10 weeks,” said another candidate.

A candidate thanked the TIPRA chairman who also wrote to the health minister to postpone NEET PG 2022.

A Twitter user said, “Our mental health is on a roller coaster ride. Pls defer #Neetpg2022. We are asking for our basic rights, we are asking for justice, demands being genuine!! Please be considerate towards your Own Country Doctors.”

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