NEET Counselling 2020: 5 MBBS Seats to be reserved for kin of COVID Warriors- Health Minister

Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan have announced a new category called ‘Wards of COVID Warriors’ for the selection of candidates for MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year  2020-21. Under this new category, five seats will be reserved in medical colleges for MBBS Admission for COVID Warriors.

The seats would be reserved for children of COVID warriors that includes ASHA workers working on the ground, nurses, and doctors who have lost their lives in the pandemic or died accidentally on account of COVID19 related duty. The admission would be done on the basis of merit under the national quota.

 

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Papri ChandaPapri ChandaUpdated Nov 19, 2020 | 13:36 IST
Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has announced a new category called ‘Wards of COVID Warriors’ for the selection of candidates for MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year  2020-21.
5 MBBS Seats to be reserved for kin of COVID Warriors5 MBBS Seats to be reserved for kin of COVID Warriors  |  Photo Credit: Representative Image
Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan have announced a new category called ‘Wards of COVID Warriors’ for the selection of candidates for MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year  2020-21. Under this new category, five seats will be reserved in medical colleges for MBBS Admission for COVID Warriors.

The seats would be reserved for children of COVID warriors that includes ASHA workers working on the ground, nurses, and doctors who have lost their lives in the pandemic or died accidentally on account of COVID19 related duty. The admission would be done on the basis of merit under the national quota.


Health Minister while speaking to the reporter said, “This will honour the Solemn Sacrifice of all COVID warriors who served with selfless dedication for the cause of duty and humanity.”

MBBS admissions are done through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET exam. NEET is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study undergraduate medical courses and dental courses in government or private medical and dental colleges in India. The examination is conducted once a year and around 15 lakh students appear for it.

NEET 2020 result was declared on October 16, 2020. The Round 1 result for counselling was announced on October 27 and reporting on the basis of seat allotment result was till November 16, 2020. The Round 2 allotment result would release on November 20, earlier the result was scheduled to release on November 18, 2020.

 

 

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