Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (AP EAMCET) will be held on Friday as per its schedule, state Health and Medical education minister Kamineni Srinivas said.
The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks for holding of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, in two phases for the academic year 2016-17 in which around 6.5 lakh candidates are likely to appear.
Referring to the apex court order, the minister said, “The Supreme Court has given a judgment for national level exam for medical studies. It will be decided based on the final out come of the judgment.”
“States like Andhra Pradesh possess special protection under Article 371D and the AP EAMCET exam that comprises MBBS, veterinary, agriculture and BDS, will be conducted on Friday without any changes. This was decided after consultations at higher level,” the minister said.
He was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of mother-child health wards in Tuni area Hospital in East Godavari district.
Kamineni also said that recently 1,400 posts of doctors and 1,000 posts of nurses were filled and another 500 posts of doctors would be filled soon.
The minister said ten primary health centre each costing Rs 1.18 crore would be constructed in East Godavari district.
AP finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu who was also present at the programme, said the government was aiming to provide better medical services to the rural poor like introducing services such as telemedicine.