Delhi HM urges to expedite NEET-PG Counselling to avoid crisis

NEW DELHI: On Wednesday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain requested the Centre to speed up the NEET-PG Counseling process to avert a medical staffing shortage in hospitals as Covid continues to rise. On Tuesday, doctors' representatives met with the Union Health Minister, and he is hopeful that the strike will be called off shortly.

Jain emphasized that Delhi is prepared for the immunization of children, which will begin on January 3. He says that establishing a separate vaccination center for children is unnecessary because the city has already completed the first dosage. "We will use the same centers for children as well, because those who are due for a second dose only come to the center when their time comes," said the Delhi Health Minister, adding that only children will now go to those centers for their first dose.

Jain said in a press briefing on Wednesday that the GRAP stage one has been implemented in the city, indicating that Delhi is on 'Yellow Alert.' "At today's DDMA meeting, there will be more debate on the present Covid situation," he added.

He said the Omicron outbreak for the increase in daily Covid cases in Delhi, claiming that the Covid-19 positive rate is about 1%, with 496 new cases reported on Tuesday. With the arrival of international flights, the number of cases has increased.

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