Delhi to engage MBBS 4th, 5th year students for COVID response

Tenure of working senior, junior residents to be extended by six months

Delhi to engage MBBS 4th, 5th year students for COVID response

A health worker collects a nasal sample for COVID-19 test, amid coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI photo

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, April 10

The Delhi government on Saturday issued orders to hospitals to rope in interns, BDS and MBBS fourth and fifth year students for COVID response as cases continued to surge alarmingly.

Delhi health minister also said: “During the surge, swiftness of the process is a must.  In view of the same, in addition to chief district medical officers, all Medical Superintendents and  directors of Delhi Government hospitals dedicated for COVID, are now authorised to issue oxygen concentrators to discharged covid patients”.

Jain said the situation demands for all hands on deck and also announced that to combat the rising Covid cases in Delhi and meet the demand of medical personnel, the tenure of presently working senior and junior residents will be extended by six months.

“In addition, candidates will be hired for the vacant posts,” Jain said.

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