Punjab government has announced that the Department of Medical Education and Research will conduct the exam for all its courses for the current session.
While disclosing the same, a Spokesperson of the Department said that the Government of Punjab has sanctioned more than 4000 posts of Doctors and Paramedical staff including Technicians, Staff Nurses, Pharmacists, Ophthalmic Officers, Medical / Psychiatric Social Workers, Operation Theater Assistants, Diet Supervisors etc.
He said that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the responsibility of recruiting medical and paramedical staff has been given to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot. The University will conduct the examinations for recruitment to these posts. He said that the Baba Farid University has already notified the schedule of examinations of various courses related to graduation and post-graduation of various courses related to health sciences.
He said that the Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot has been asked to conduct these exams at the earliest. He said that in the overall interest of the State, and for containing the spread of COVID-19 in Punjab, the Vice-Chancellor, shall conduct the examinations as already notified, following the guidelines and necessary precautions issued by the Central Government and State Government.
He further said that the state Higher education department also clarified that instructions for not conducting exams due to COVID is not applicable to the medical education department.