34,427 applications received for 4,061 MBBS seats, says Health Minister
With 34,427 applications got for 4,061 MBBS seats, counselling will be conducted in a vast location like Nehru Indoor Arena in compliance with the COVID-19 preventive norms of masking and keeping physical distance, Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar said on Thursday.
” November 12 was the last date for submission of applications for admission to MBBS. As lots of as 34,427 students have actually looked for 4,061 seats. According to the strategy, we will launch the merit list on November 16 and counselling will begin on November 18 or19 It will begin with the special counselling, followed by 7.5% quota for NEET-qualified federal government school students,” he informed press reporters.
Must any correction of little errors be required in the uploaded applications, the prospects might send out a mail to the choice committee, he stated. Applications would not be rejected since of little mistakes.
When asked why the counselling was being held offline rather of online in view of the pandemic, he said, “Every year, the counselling is held offline. We install LED screens. Trainees attend it personally together with a parent. Assistance on choice of college is offered. In-person counselling will be apt for medical admission but we will guarantee that all appropriate norms are followed throughout the pandemic. We will have it in a big location like Nehru Indoor Stadium with masking and physical distancing. This is not going to be an unplanned crowd. We will have 500 persons participating in the session according to a schedule for a day,” he stated.
Mr. Vijayabaskar stated Leader of the Opposition and DMK president M.K. Stalin demanded that the counselling be held online. “However last time, he had actually stated there were issues with nativity certificates and chances of impersonation,” he said. To prevent such occurrences, special groups were set up for verification of certificates.
” They will examine the nativity certificate, the community certificate, and the other certificates when it comes to government school trainees. We will carry out the counselling in a transparent method,” he said.
Around 395 trainees of government schools would get admission to MBBS and BDS– 304 to MBBS and 91 to BDS, he said. There were possibilities of brand-new seats being included.
The Minister said that the Chief Minister had actually sanctioned103 crore to enhance the 108 ambulance network with 500 new automobiles. The second batch of new ambulances– numbering 108– was flagged off on Thursday. “The variety of ambulances has actually increased from 958 to 1,300 in the State. A total of 2,92,723 COVID-19 clients were moved to health centers in the ambulances. During the pandemic, the ambulance services continued continuous and admitted 7,96,984 persons, consisting of pregnant females and individuals injured in mishaps, to health centers,” he said.
The objective was to minimize the response time to less than 10 minutes in Chennai. “According to the international standards, the reaction time is 8 minutes. Now the 108 ambulance network’s reaction time in cities like Chennai is 8.03 minutes. We will be adding 200 ambulances and will reach the international requirement in 2 months,” he said.
Mr. Vijayabaskar included that a software was being readied to enable people to track the arrival of ambulances.
” This will be like the GPS system in the ride-hailing services in which individuals can track the cars on their Android mobile phones. We will bring the software application to utilize quickly, and through this, individuals can track the ambulances through a mobile application and need not make multiple contact case of an accident,” he said.
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