By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jul 07, 2020 14:26 IST
Five extra marks in NEET to students helping in Covid related work, state Minister

Karnataka State Minister has announced that govt is considering to allot five extra marks in NEET exam for those aspirants helped in Covid related work. On Monday state Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar said that as an incentive MBBS graduates who will be appearing in NEET PG exam, govt may provide incentive of five marks to students who have helped in Covid19 or Coronavirus related work. During the press conference Karnataka state minister said that Govt is also considering to double the salaries of Group D workers involved in Covid related work.

On Monday interacting with Press, Minister said that Karnataka government is considering to award 5 marks in NEET exams to students involved in Covid related work. “Five extra marks in NEET PG”, the state government has decided to give incentive for MBBS Graduates who will appear for PG NEET exam which is the gateway to bag a postgraduate medical seat. Medical Education Minister also said that government is also mulling to provide risk allowance to health workers who are working in the front line in this fight against COVID-19. However, final decision is likely to be made in next few days.

Based on a report published in Hindustan Times, on Monday during a press Conference meeting Medical Education Minister Sudhakar said 'The services of about 2,000 medical students appearing for medical PG examination will be used in the work related to Covid-19. Apart from this, the final year students of nursing course and MBBS students will be posted in Covid Care Centers.

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The state Minister also said that Karnataka government is also considering to double the salary of state Group D workers and provide risk allowance to all front-line workers. Our doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and all other Corona-warriors are working tirelessly from past three months. Naturally, this has taken a toll both physically and mentally and cause fatigue. Our corona warriors are vulnerable to infection and the additional allowance is a small step towards boosting their morale,” Medical Education Minister said.