Provide grace marks to nurse, NEET PG aspirants as incentive for Covid service, says SC

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The Supreme Court has recommended Centre to make Covid service attractive to almost 1.5 Lakh NEET PG aspirants and 2.5 lakh trained nurses by providing grace marks as an incentive.

According to a recent report by Livelaw, the Supreme Court bench compromising of Justices Chandrachud and Justice M.R. Shah opined that incentive in the form of money would not help and suggested providing the NEET PG aspirants and nursing students with an incentive in the form of grace marks.

Addressing the workforce of lakh of NEET PG aspirants and trained nurses, the SC judge suggested, “There are 1.5 lakh doctors waiting to appear in the NEET who have completed the medical course and their internship. There are some 2.5 lakh nurses who are now fully trained. They can be involved in the COVID workforce. But if you give them 15-20,000 rupees, nobody would come. How can you make Covid service attractive to them? This can bolster your infrastructure for third surge.”

As a response, Solicitor General said that incentive in the form of grace marks in the PG exam could also be considered, reports LiveLaw.

“This suggestion will be conveyed with utmost sincerity and I am sure the government would not object,” assured the SG.

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