LAHORE

THE pathology laboratory of the King Edward Medical University (KEMU) is close for two days, Friday and Saturday (today), as the administration has allegedly given holidays to the staff, it is learnt.

The closure of the lab has been adding to the sufferings of the patients of different allied hospitals of the varsity, including the Lady Aitchison Hospital and Lady Willingdon Hospital, etc.

The sources, privy to the developments, said the lab’s staff had been given holidays to compensate March 23 holiday (national holiday) and March 24 when a ceremony of the Punjab government was held at the university to distribute laptops among the KEMU students. The closure of lab has compelled the patients to get the tests from private labs.

Secretary General of Young Doctors Association (YDA) Pakistan Dr Salman Kazmi demanded immediate reopening of the lab for patients. KEMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Asad Aslam was not available for comments.

Health Dept results: The Punjab Health Department has announced the results of annual and supplementary exams of Punjab Medical Faculty Lahore and Government College of Paramedics Faisalabad.

In supplementary exams of Punjab Medical Faculty, a total number of 2715 candidates appeared in 13 different categories out of whom 1314 candidates passed, and the pass percentage remained at 48.40.

In the first year annual examination of Government College of Paramedics Faisalabad, 190 candidates appeared in eight different categories out of whom 63 candidates succeeded, and the pass percentage remained 33.16.

In the second year annual exam of Government College of Paramedics Faisalabad, 103 students appeared in seven different categories out of which 79 passed with the pass percentage of 79.70. The Punjab Health Department has also uploaded details of annual and supplementary exams on the website of Punjab Medical Faculty www.pmf.punjab.gov.pk.