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PM Modi reviews COVID-19 situation in country

Newdelhi:3/5/21:Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the growing need of human resources required for dealing with the crisis of Covid-19 situation in the country.

Many important decisions have been taken during the review meeting which will significantly boost availability of medical personnel required for treatment of Covid patients.

Among the many decisions, a decision has been taken to postpone NEET-Post Graduate exam for at least four months.

This will ensure the availability of qualified doctors for Covid duties.

The exam will not be held before 31st of August of this year and students will be given at least one month of time after the announcement of the exam.

It has also been decided to allow deployment of medical interns in the Covid management duties under the supervision of their faculty.

The services of final year MBBS students can be utilized for providing services like tele-consultation and monitoring of mild COVID cases.

The services of final year post graduate students as residents may continue to be utilized.

It has further been decided that services of B.Sc. and General Nursing and Midwifery nurses may be utilized in Covid nursing duties under the supervision of Senior Doctors and Nurses.

In a major decision, it has been decided that the individuals providing services in COVID management will be given priority in forthcoming regular government recruitments after they complete a minimum of 100 days of COVID duties.

The medical students and professionals sought to be engaged in COVID related work will be suitably vaccinated.

Engaged Health professionals will be covered under the Insurance Scheme of Government.

All such professionals will be given the Prime Minister’s Distinguished COVID National Service Samman after completion of their 100 days of COVID duties.

The States and Union Territories have been requested to consider the above incentives to maximise the availability of manpower to provide relief to the Covid patients.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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