Covid-19 Duty Must For Medical Students: Gujarat Govt
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Gujarat government makes Covid-19 duty mandatory for medical and para-medical students. Surat city alone reported over 300 cases on March 18. All MBBS students whose theory examinations are over and practical examinations are pending must report for duty.

The state government has postponed the practical exams for the time being. While, for those students whose theory exams are underway, the exams shall continue as scheduled. Principal Secretary, Health, Jayanti Ravi further stated that all final year medical students who are currently undergoing the practical examinations will have to join the Covid-19 duty right from the second day after the completion of the examination.

Students studying in urban areas under the co-ordination of their college principals should contact municipal commissioners immediately while students in the districts have to co-ordinate with the college principal immediately report to the district collectors. In addition to MBBS, all third-year students of nursing, dental, physiotherapy, and AYUSH have to join this duty. Further, if the need arises, junior students too will be roped in, Jayanti Ravi said.

While Gujarat recorded 1,276 Covid-19 cases on March 18, Surat city reported 324 new cases. This is the second consecutive day when then total number of cases in Surat city crossed the 300 mark. On March 17, Surat district had reported 353 cases.

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