The government has sanctioned about 4,000 new posts of doctors, technicians, paramedical staff, pharmacists, ophthalmic officers, psychiatric social workers, multipurpose health workers and staff nurses among other health experts for Punjab to conduct exams pending for various subjects.
Punjab’s Department of Medical Education and Research confirmed about scheduling examinations as the state reels under increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
“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,” commented an official.
Previously, the university had announced about conducting examination for various courses for the current session by adequately combating the spread of COVID-19 infection. Additionally, the state had also decided to retain the Junior Residents who will be post-graduating and deploy them as Senior Residents (ad hoc) for a tenure of one year.
In a Cabinet meeting held previously, it was decided that 2,966 posts will be filled immediately in the first phase and the remaining in September 2020. The Cabinet had also approved of recruiting Medical Officers by a Special Selection Committee supervised by Dr K K Talwar.
“The vice-chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences has been asked to conduct these exams at the earliest,” a spokesperson for the university said.