Geetanjali Sharma who came in a NEET center in Chennai wearing PPE. Photo by B A Raju
CHENNAI: A offender came wearing personal protective gear (PPE) to compose the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test ( NEET) in an examination center in Chennai on Sunday.
It is compulsory that students wear masks. They are also able to wear gloves and face shield. Nonetheless, it isn’t apparent if PPE is permitted.
Assessment officials were amazed to find the precaution taken by the offender along with her loved ones in perspective of Covid-19. She had been allowed to go into the examination hall with PPE.
Shyam Dev Sharma, a junior warrant officer at the Indian Air Force, has been moved to Tambaram Air Force base in August.
“My daughter Geetanjali Sharma was preparing for the examination for the previous couple of decades. After my move, we shifted the examination center from Kota in Rajasthan to Chennai,” he told TOI.
“Because we come in Tambaram, we believed it is far better to put on PPE for our security,” he added.
Like him, most parents have been worried about the protection of the wards and peeping to the gates until their wards input the halls.
Sreenivasan, another parent, was concerned about his son spending hours within the test hall with no meals. “We’re arriving from Tiruvannamalai and had breakfast in the afternoon. We purchased a few snacks, however, he didn’t consume anything,” he explained.
Nominees were permitted to go into the examination hall from 11 am. The examination starts at 2pm. It had been drizzling in Chennai in the morning.
Many applicants, who attracted vinyl sheeting and gold decorations, were seen hurrying outdoors to hand them over for their own parents.