Centre announces quota in MBBS, BDS seats for children of COVID-19 warriors

New Delhi: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan announced that the Central government has introduced a new category for the children of COVID-19 warriors in the guidelines for selection and nomination of candidates against the Central Pool Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) seats for the academic Year 2020-21.

This new category will be called ‘Wards of Covid Warriors’, the minister said in a tweet.

A press release by the ministry said that five central pools will be reserved for this new category.

The minister said the move recognises the need to dignify and honour the contributions of all those who treated and managed coronavirus patients.



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