Children Of COVID Warriors To Get MBBS Reservation: Dr. Hars
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The Centre on 19th November announced its decision to reserve five MBBS seats under the central pool for children of Covid warriors, introducing a new category called ‘Wards of Covid Warriors’ for the academic year 2020-21.

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, said the seats may be allocated for selection and nomination of candidates from among wards of Covid warriors who lost their life due to Covid or died accidentally on account of Covid-related duty. This will honour the solemn sacrifice of all Covid warriors who served with selfless dedication.

The selection of candidates will be made by the Medical Council Committee through online application on the basis of rank obtained in the NEET-2020 conducted by National Testing Agency.

Private hospital staff and retired/volunteer/ local urban bodies/ contracted/ daily wage/ ad-hoc/ outsourced staff requisitioned by states/central hospitals/ autonomous hospitals of central/ states/UTs, AIIMS and Institutes of National Importance (INIs)/ hospitals of central ministries drafted for COVID-19-related responsibilities are all included,” Vardhan said.

Source:
https://indianexpress.com/article/education/wards-of-covid-warriors-to-get-reservation-in-mbbs-bds-admissions-ntaneet-nic-in-7057171/
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