Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for introducing quota for children of Covid-19 warriors in the medical and dental colleges under the central pool.
“Thank you PM @narendramodi Ji for introducing a new quota for ‘Wards of Covid-19 Warriors’ in MBBS and BDS seats under the central pool. It is a great honour for the sacrifice of #CovidWarriors who selflessly dedicated their lives for the service of the nation in these difficult times,” Sudhakar tweeted.
Announcing the quota in recognition of the service rendered by the Covid-19 warriors during the pandemic, the Centre said it would mention the reservation in the guidelines for selection and nomination of candidates for MBBS seats for the financial year 2020-21.
The Centre said the five MBBS/BDS seats have been reserved.
Selection of the candidates would be made through online application on the basis of rank obtained in the NEET-2020.