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4245 jobs in Punjab health department

While there are 3954 existing vacant posts in Health department , 291 vacancies are  in Medical Education & Research Department.

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Punjab government has decided to fill 4245 vacant  posts in the health department.

3954 vacancies  are in Health department , 291 vacancies are  in Medical Education & Research Department.

Out of total 3954 posts in Health Department, 2966 would be filled in the first phase .

Recruitment for the remaining 988 posts will be done after September 30, 2020  in the next phase.

The Recruitment Process includes walk in interviews

A state government spokesperson said the recruitment of Medical Officers (Specialists) to be conducted by a Special Selection Committee.

He said that Dr  K K Talwar will head the committee which will conduct the  walk-in interviews.

Recruitment of doctors, paramedics and other staff  will be done through Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

This recruitment will not be done by  Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) and Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board (PSSSB).

The vacancies include doctors and paramedical staff

The vacancies  in health department include 235 Medical Officers (General), one Medical Officer Specialist (Microbiologist), four Medical Officers Specialist (Social Preventive Medicine) and 35 Medical Officers (Dental).

The paramedical  staff vacancies incluce 598 Staff Nurses, and 180 Pharmacists (Pharmacy Officer).

There are vacancies of  600 Multipurpose Health Workers (Female) and  200 Multipurpose Health Workers (Male).

Radiographers and other technician jobs 

139 Radiographers, 44 Dialysis Technicians, 116 Operation Theatre Assistants, 14 ECG Technicians besides 800 Ward Attendants would also be recruited.

The Cabinet also decided to recruit 265 Medical Officers (General), 323 Medical Officer Specialists.

302 Pharmacists (Pharmacy Officers) , 98 M.L.T. (Grade-2) against the total 988 posts falling vacant on September 30, 2020.

Upper Age exemption for working candidates 

The Cabinet also approved exemption in upper age limit up to 45 years  for those already working with the state health department on contract basis.

The exemption has been  allowed  as they are well-versed with the functioning of the department .

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