“The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Govt. of India vide its email dated 13.01.2023 has revised the cut-off date for completion of internship for the purpose of eligibility for NEET-PG 2023 to 30th June 2023”, reads the official notification.
Apart from the cut-off date for completion of the internship rest of the terms and conditions as detailed in the bulletin shall remain unchanged.
Indian Medical Association, student union bodies, prospective candidates and several state authorities had urged the Union health ministry to extend the eligibility date to June 30, 2023.
The Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) had also opposed the March 31 deadline. FORDA had also sought extension of the MBBS internship cut-off date, saying the current decision has far reaching consequences and has left many students facing a bleak future.
“This unfortunate decision has rendered a majority of current interns across the country ineligible thereby wiping out competition and leaving a multitude of others in a state of uncertainty,” FORDA had said in a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.