New quota for ‘wards of COVID warriors’ in MBBS, BDS seats below Central pool

NEW DELHI: The Union Well being Ministry on Thursday accredited a brand new class for the choice and nomination of candidates from ‘Wards of COVID Warriors’ below the Central pool MBBS and BDS seats for the approaching tutorial yr, stated Union Well being Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.

As per an announcement from the Well being Ministry, 5 Central Pool MBBS seats have been reserved for this class for the yr 2020-21.

“This transfer goals to dignify and honour the noble contribution made by the COVID warriors within the therapy and administration of COVID sufferers. It will honour the solemn sacrifice of all COVID warriors who served with selfless dedication for the reason for responsibility and humanity,” an announcement from the ministry quoting the Well being Minister stated.

“The Central pool MBBS seats could also be allotted for choice and nominations of candidates from amongst the wards of COVID warriors, who’ve misplaced life because of the coronavirus, or died by accident on account of COVID-related responsibility,” the assertion added.

All non-public hospital workers and retired, volunteer, native city our bodies, contracted, each day wage, ad-hoc and outsourced workers requisitioned by states, central or autonomous hospitals of Central/states/UTs, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Institutes of Nationwide Significance (INIs) or hospitals of Central Ministries drafted for COVID-19 associated duties shall be eligible for the brand new class, it added.

The Well being Minister additionally introduced a Rs 50 lakh insurance coverage bundle for COVID warriors whereas reminding countrymen that the definition of a COVID warrior has been laid down by the Authorities of India.

The number of candidates shall be made by the Medical Council Committee (MCC) by way of on-line utility on the premise of rank obtained within the NEET-2020 carried out by the Nationwide Testing Company (NTA).

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