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We are transforming the entire medical education and healthcare sector: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his address at the convocation of the Dr MGR Medical University, said that the government is transforming the entire medical education and healthcare sector and the National Medical Commission would bring great transparency.

While addressing the 33rd convocation of the state-run Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University through video conferencing, Prime Minister Modi further said, “Friends we are transforming the entire medical education and healthcare sector.”

During the last six years, MBBS seats increased by more than 30,000, which is a rise of more than 50 percent from 2014. The number of Post Graduate seats increased by 24,000 which is a rise of around 80 percent from 2014. In 2014, there were six AIIMS in the country, as per media reports.

PM Modi congratulates women candidates

While addressing the students and teachers at the convocation ceremony of the Dr. MGR Medical University, PM Modi congratulated all the students, especially the female students in the college and said that it is an honour to see women leading the country in different fields.

PM Modi, while talking about the success of women across the country, said, “When this happens, it is a moment of pride and a moment of joy.” He further talked about the former CM of Tamil Nadu and said Dr. Ramachandran would have been proud of the success of the institute and its students.

The students of this university are graduating at a time when the world has taken notice of the Indian healthcare system and its doctors and scientists, the prime minister said while referring to the ongoing pandemic situation.

Lastly, PM Modi told the students at the convocation ceremony, “I request all of you to still keep your sense of humour intact. It will also help you cheer up your patients and keep their morale high.”

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Check dates of summer vacation for schools issued by Delhi government

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The Delhi government has issued an order to all the schools in the national capital regarding the summer vacations. All the schools in Delhi will be shut down for summer vacations from May 11 to June 30, as per the official order.

Though the schools are set to reopen after June 30, the government order has stated that June 28, 29, and 30 will be working days for teachers. The Autumn Break will be from October 12 to 14, 2021 and the winter vacation will be from January 1 to 15, 2022.

Apart from the announcement of the summer vacations for the academic year 2021-22, government and private schools can observe six holidays, which will include two local and four restricted holidays, the order from Delhi’s Directorate of Education (DoE) said.

The schools in Delhi are currently closed and all the students are attending online classes in view of the sudden surge of Covid-19 cases across the national capital. No dates for the resumption of physical classes have been issued by the government yet.

No physical classes, exams in Delhi

A notification issued by the Directorate of Education in this regard also states, “It is clarified that no student of class 9 to 12 should be physically called to school for exams, practicals or any academic and non-academic activity.”

“During the vacation period, Heads of Schools are hereby authorized to call vacation staff as per requirement for any school-related work (academic, admission, examination, etc.) maintaining COVID Appropriate Behavior (CAB) and following the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the Competent Authorities from time to time,” the order states.

The government of Delhi commenced the new academic session for all the school students from April 1 and classes are being conducted in online mode for now. The government has further clarified that students of classes 9 to 12 will not be called to schools for classes or exams.

The CBSE board exams 2021 for students of Class 12 have also been postponed due to the rise in Covid-19 cases across the nation, while the exams for Class 10 students stand cancelled. The Delhi government has also asked schools to halt the conduction of practical exams for now.

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