The Delhi Government on Thursday ordered the reopening of medical colleges under the UT Government with immediate effect, following a reduction in the number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital and assessment of the current situation.
As per the order regarding the reopening of colleges in Delhi, the medical colleges will be reopened by observing social distancing and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
The government stated that "In the first instance the first year MBBS/BDS batch will be called in a staggered manner and teaching while practical will be completed within one and a half to two months from the date of re-opening of college."
"Subsequently, final year students will be allowed to join college," the Delhi Government added.
Even as it announced that the "Final year student will be eligible to appear in final year annual exams on successful training, on the passing of which they will be eligible to join as interns."
"Thereafter process will be initiated for permitting second-year MBBS/BDS students to rejoin college," the Government added.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia stated that it will reopen schools after the COVID-19 vaccine is available for the public.
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