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Varsity to set up separate exam centre for Covid candidates

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Balwant Garg

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, June 19

Amid Covid scare, 8,500 candidates will appear for nursing exam at 84 centres in the state on Sunday. The Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), which is conducting the written test, has decided to set up separate exam centre for those who are confirmed or suspected positive case.

84 Covid centres

  • 8,500 candidates to appear for nursing exam at 84 centres on Sunday
  • Every centre to have about 100 candidates
  • One supervisory staff for every 12 candidates
  • Download of e-pass from COVA app a must

In one such case, the university has already announced to set an exam centre in the isolation ward of a hospital where a positive candidate is under treatment.

The medical university on Thursday sent a message to the exam centres that any candidate having any symptom of Covid-19 will not be allowed entry into the exam centre. Rather a separate exam centre will be established for such candidate.

"Due to Covid-19 we will not allow any candidate to miss the chance of writing the test under any circumstances," said Dr Raj Bahadur, Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences.

However, candidates cannot exchange pens and other instruments with others. Adhering to the strict compliance of social distancing norms, the medical university has deputed one supervisory staff for every 12 candidates in place of 24 candidates.

"There are 84 exam centres and every centre will have about 100 candidates. To ensure social distancing, we are making about double expenditure in conducting this test by engaging about 700 supervisory staff against 350," said an officer associated with conducting of test.

Wearing of masks by all candidates is mandatory during examination. Social distancing of minimum 4-6 feet is compulsory. Candidates are allowed to carry drinking water during the examination as it will not be provided at the centre.

"Every candidate with mild flu-like symptoms will be seated in a separate room and all candidates will be sanitised as some candidates may come from hotspots and other states. There will be less interaction between candidates and supervisory staff and the exam canters and furniture will be disinfected," he said.

All candidates need to download e-pass from the state government COVA app to reach their exam centres.



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