Students with high temperature but not Covid +ve will be allowed to take NEET

Bhubaneswar: After making preparations for clean conduct of the NEET examination, the Odisha authorities on Saturday made it clear that the candidates having high temperature and sure signs of COVID, but not examined optimistic, will be allowed to take the take a look at.

This was determined at a overview assembly right here attended by District Magistrate of Khurda of which Bhubaneswar is part, senior well being division officers and NEET state nodal officer Polly Patnaik.

“Yes, the candidates having more than normal body temperature and symptoms of COVID, but not tested positive, will be allowed to appear the examination,” Khurda DM S Okay Mohanty advised PTI after the assembly.

The District Magistrate additionally made it clear that as per the rule of thumb, the scholars who’ve examined optimistic for the an infection will be given the chance to seem within the NEET examination on a later date, by a digital platform.

Asked how to deal with the candidates having COVID signs, Mohanty mentioned: “Those students will be isolated and be provided seats in separate rooms. Maximum 12 students will be allotted a seat in a room keeping in view the physical distancing.”

The DM mentioned the invigilators attending the scholars having signs of COVID-19 will put on PPEs whereas performing examination obligation.

Wearing face masks and utilizing sanitizers is obligatory for every candidate. The medical groups have been deployed within the hostels in 5 engineering schools the place the candidates are staying.

This aside, the DM mentioned native transport like auto- rickshaws and taxis have been put in place to carry the scholars to the examination centres.

All preparations have been made for the NEET examination on Sunday throughout 7 Cities in 7 districts as per the rules of National Testing Agency (NTA) by the respective Collectors and Municipal Commissioners, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare P Okay Mohapatra mentioned, including that the “students are advised to appear the examination without any fear of COVID-19.”

The state authorities has made elaborate preparations to facilitate free transportation and lodging for candidates showing for the NEET examination on Sunday in 83 centres throughout seven cities within the state, an official mentioned.

A complete of 37,459 candidates will seem for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test in Odisha.

“The state government has made arrangements for free transportation and lodging facilities for candidates and their guardians,” the NEET state nodal officer mentioned.

State-run buses will be obtainable to facilitate free motion of candidates and their guardians from totally different districts to the examination centres, she mentioned.

The examinations will be carried out from 11 am to 5 pm in strict adherence to well being security protocols to stop the unfold of the coronavirus illness.

Patnaik mentioned candidates will have to endure thermal screening earlier than coming into the centres in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Angul, Berhampur, Rourkela, Balasore and Sambalpur.

The East Coast Railway will additionally run particular trains for NEET aspirants, an official mentioned.

“The trains will run from Khariar Road to Sambalpur via Titlagarh, Rayagada to Sambalpur, Bhadrak to Bhubaneswar via Cuttack and Keonjhar to Bhubaneswar via Cuttack,” he mentioned.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has organized lodging for NEET candidates and their mother and father at 5 engineering schools right here.

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Only the headline has been modified.

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