By Our Staff Reporter
LAHORE: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Wednesday announced to conduct various professional examinations including MBBS, BDS and MPhil exams from May 13, 2020, which were postponed in March this year due to coronavirus pandemic situation in the country, said the official press release.
The decision was made in a faculty meeting chaired by the Vice-Chancellor UHS Prof Javed Akram at UHC office. It was decided that all the examination would be conducted as per the standard operating procedures (SOPs) that were framed in the wake of COVID-19. The examinations include fourth professional MBBS and fourth professional BDS supplementary examination 2019, which would be started from May 13.
Similarly, the final professional DPT annual examination 2019, MPhil (Primary and Final) old scheme annual examination 2020, MPhil Part-I (PU scheme) supplementary examination 2019 for Federal Shaikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore and MPhil (Primary & Final) revised scheme annual examination 2020, which would be conducted from May 14.
Moreover, MPhil in basic dental sciences revised scheme annual examination 2020, and MPhil in medical laboratory sciences (first and the second year) annual examination 2019, would commence on May 15.
Whereas, Final prof MBBS supplementary examination 2019, would start from June 01. Likewise, MBBS supplementary prof examination 2019 and first prof BDS supplementary examination 2019, would be started from June 02. The date sheet has been uploaded at UHS official website and it can be accessed by www.uhs.edu.pk.
According to the SOPs issued by UHS, wearing of face cover and gloves were compulsory for candidates and examination staff. All examination centres shall have an adequate arrangement for temperature screening and provide sanitizers at convenient places. The examination staff shall ensure social distancing inside the examination halls. There shall be a distance of at least two-meter between the candidates. The social distancing would also be ensured at the entry and exit points of examination centres.
For viva/practical examination, not more than 5 candidates will be allowed in the lab/ward at one time. The examination centres will be sanitized before the start of each examination. Frequent cleaning of common surfaces and handwashing would be mandated for the examination staff.
At this occasion, UHS VC Prof Javed Akram requested the candidates and their parents to cooperate with the varsity and strictly follow the SOPs.