New Delhi: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - Post-graduate (NEET-PG) medical entrance exams scheduled for April 18 have been postponed, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced on Thursday, in response to protests against holding the test in an offline-written format amid a massive spike in COVID-19 cases across the country.
A fresh date for the exam - which will decide the fate of an estimated 1.7 lakh medical aspirants - will be announced later, Dr Vardhan said in his tweet.
"In light of the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Government of India has decided to postpone NEET-PG 2021 exam, which was earlier scheduled to be held on April 18. Next date to be decided later. Decision has been taken keeping well-being of our young medical students in mind," Dr Vardhan tweeted.