LAHORE   -   On the directions of Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department (SH&MED), King Edward Medical University (KEMU) conducted the 17th JCAT examination here on Sunday. Joint Centralised Admission Test (JCAT) is the initiative of SH&MED for merit based induction in the university programmes of public sector institutions of Punjab which has been very effectively conducted by KEMU. A total of 2,660 candidates including 68 foreigner doctors appeared in the examination.

To observe Covid-19 SOPs, the examination was conducted in two shifts. In morning shift, there were 1,449 candidates of MD/MS programmes, and in evening shift, there were 1062 candidates of MD/MS programmes including 102 candidates of MDS.

KEMU Vice Chancellor Prof Khalid Masud Gondal himself supervised and inspected the arrangements for the examination. He expressed his satisfaction over the whole process.

The reliability and internal consistency of the JCAT examination has always been excellent with a Cronbach alpha of above 0.8. Furthermore, the result has always been declared within 24 hours of the conduct using the latest psychometric technology.

CONDOLENCES OVER DEATHS

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Sunday expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the loss of precious human lives in a traffic accident near MM Road, Gola Adda in Layyah.

He extended his heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families of the deceased. He directed the administration to provide best treatment facilities to the injured and sought a report about the accident.