Maharashtra CM writes to PM with a request to postpone PG Medical final exams. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting for his intervention to direct the Medical Council of India (MCI) to postpone the MD/MS examinations till December. These exams were to commence from July 15, 2020. Follow us to get daily updates.
CM Request Regarding Postponement of Exams:
The Maharashtra CM urged the PM to postpone these exams till December 2020. He made the request taking in cognisance the stressful period for final year medical students who are a part of the ongoing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The letter also added that the entrance tests for super specialty courses must be conducted after the final year exams of PG students. The students are now waiting for the final decision on the conduct of exams and wish to end their dilemma.
About Maharashtra CM Letter to PM Modi:
“I would request your intervention to direct the Medical Council of India to postpone the MD/MS examination until December 2020. So also I would request for the postponement of the Entrance Examination of the Super-speciality (DM/MCh) to a date subsequent to December 2020 i.e, after the conclusion of the final year MD/MS exams,” says the letter.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state by the COVID-19 pandemic, on Wednesday reported 3,890 new cases, taking the total count to 1,42,900.
The state health department said in a bulletin that 208 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 6,739.
A total of 4,161 patients were discharged on Wednesday and the number of discharged patients is presently at 73,792. The recovery rate in the state is 51.64 per cent. Meanwhile, Bombay High Court had asked Maharashtra government to express its stance over ICSE’s decision to conduct pending board exams in July.
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