PM Modi held a review meeting on Sunday to discuss the possible steps to incentivise students and pass-outs of medical and nursing courses to join the pandemic duty.
The final details are expected to be released on Monday, government sources said.
The sources also said, “Decisions may include delaying NEET and incentivizing MBBS pass-outs studying for it to join the COVID-19 duty. The decisions may also include utilising services of final-year MBBS and nursing students.”
The medical personnel doing the COVID-19 duty may be given preference in the government recruitment and financial incentives as well, the source said.
The review meeting took place amid reports of healthcare personnel feeling overwhelmed in some parts of the country due to the surge in the COVID-19 cases, with testing facilities also being under a strain.
In an earlier review meeting with Modi, institutions like Army had highlighted that they had opened temporary hospitals and their medical staff is also treating civilians wherever they can.