The cut off percentile for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test PG and NEET Super Speciality examinations has been reduced by 15 percent, according to a statement by Union Health Ministry.
The decision will be advantageous to nearly 18,000 candidates, and this will enhance the chances of filling up Postgraduate seats and minimise wastage of seats, it said.
Referring to the decision, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said all efforts are being made to fill up post graduate seats.
“This is a significant step towards strengthening the medical sector and indicates the priority given by the government to it. We are making sure that there is adequate manpower for providing quality healthcare services,” he added.
In the beginning of April, Prime Minister Modi established the first health centre in Jangala under Ayushman Bharat Scheme.
Under the scheme, the government of India plans to open 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres by the year 2022. The centres will be operational to treat including blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and old-age illness.