ABVP urges Ministry of Health to hold two exams in 2022
NEET PG 2022: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad issued a press release on Friday, May 20, 2022. The release mentions that the demand for solutions for NEET PG candidates will continue. The published press note demanded that the exam be held again this year and that counseling be given only after the second chance exam. Note that the NEET PG 2022 took place on May 21 between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
This press release is part of a meeting that took place between ABVP and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on May 18, 2022. The meeting aimed to discuss the issue of postponing the National Entrance Test for Eligibility (NEET) PG 2022. It has been reported that the student union has put forward six key points that support the postponement of the medical entrance exam. “After this long discussion, a direction to the discussion is expected to relieve the candidates,” said the statement released after the meeting.
ABVP submitted the memorandum twice
The press note published on May 20 mentions that the ABVP is constantly in contact with the Ministry of Health regarding the continuing problems among students regarding the dates of the NET PG 2022 and continues to demand solutions. Since the ABVP aimed to ask for a quick solution, it submitted a memorandum and held discussions with ministry officials and the Minister of Health.
ABVP National General Secretary Nidhi Tripathi said: “Students across the country have been going through a period of uncertainty due to the issue caused by NEET PG dates. NEET PG 2022. Students serve the country by joining the medical field as a pillar of society.We demand from the government that after considering all subjects sensitively, students be given one more opportunity and guidance for the “year 2022 are only given after the second chance exam. We also ask students that in addition to preparing for the exam, keep their spirits up.”
The Supreme Court rejected the request to suspend the NEET exam
On May 13, the Supreme Court rejected the plea that requested the postponement of the National Postgraduate Eligibility and Entrance Examination (NEET-PG 2022). While rejecting the same, the Court emphasized the fact that postponing the same would only create chaos. This came as the Supreme Court heard the plea asking for NEET PG to be postponed on May 13, 2022.
The order reads: “Any delay in completing the review will result in a decrease in the number of resident doctors. This year, only 2 groups of doctors are there. The request cannot be accepted because it would affect the care of the patients and the careers of doctors.”
NEET PG protest: how and why did it start?
Several aspirants were clamoring for the postponement of the exam due to the delay in the 2021 NEET PG counseling process. They claimed that due to the delays in the NEET PG counseling, the time interval for the entrance exam is smaller and leaves aspirants very little time to prepare. The students also insisted that medical interns who served during the COVID pandemic in different hospitals should fail the medical entrance exam because they were unable to prepare while serving in the hospitals.