Applications sought for MBBS seats from Covid warriors’ wards - ECAS Punjab

Applications sought for MBBS seats from Covid warriors’ wards

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Tribune News Service

Faridkot, December 7

The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) of the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Sunday announced to allot five MBBS seats to children of Covid warriors.

The MCC and the Directorate General of Health Services invited applications from the eligible children of the deceased Covid warriors.

The MCC has defined the Covid warriors as those who are public healthcare providers, including community health workers, who have to be in direct care of Covid patients and are at a risk of being impacted by this, which includes private hospital staff and retired/volunteer/local urban bodies/contractual/daily wage/ad-hoc/outsourced staff requisitioned by states/central hospitals/autonomous hospitals of Centre/states/UTs, AIIMS and INIs/hospitals of Union Ministries drafted for Covid-related responsibilities.

As per the MCC notice, only NEET-qualified and eligible children of Covid warriors will be considered for these five seats and all nominations/applications need to be routed through the respective Directorate of Medical Education or the Directorate of Health Services of the respective state/UT after scrutiny about their eligibility.

Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, is the Directorate, Punjab medical education. Candidates are required to state their preference for medical college from among Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi (for girls), MGIMS, Wardha, Maharashtra, NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur, MP, JLN Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, and Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, where one seat is available in each college.

from The Tribune

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