Prompt Response

Prompt Response
Jammu and Kashmir government taking cognizance of the non-availability of a NEET (PG) examination centre at Srinagar, is a welcome step.
The medical students who appear for postgraduate exams have to travel outside the state for appearing in the exams. The J&K government had assured the doctors that matter would be looked into and NEET examination centre would be set up in Srinagar.
Doctors working in various hospitals across Kashmir have to take off to appear in these exams and this paralyzes the hospitals functional in the Valley.
While the other exams of national level like those conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) are held in Srinagar every year in a fair manner then why are not NEET exams held in Kashmir. As the exams are usually held in winters the aspiring candidates sometimes get stuck due to Srinagar-Jammu highway getting blocked and air traffic getting disrupted.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti taking a note of the problems being faced by the doctors is a welcome step as she has written to union Health & Family Welfare Minister, J P Nadda, that Kashmiri students face problems due to unavailability of this vital examination centre in the Valley.
Everyone believes that after the CM’s intervention there is every possibility about union health ministry establishing a NEET exam Center in the Valley. This would help the candidates appear in the exams without being subjected to any hardships. Chief Minister’s prompt response to the issue raised by the Doctors Association Kashmir is an ample proof about state government’s commitment towards providing good governance to the people. The Jammu and Kashmir Health department should ensure that Chief Minister’s initiative is followed up and NEET Centre is set up in Kashmir for the forthcoming PG exams scheduled to be held in January next year.