Punjab Residency Programme

To improve quality of healthcare facilities, PITB has developed and implemented a web-based induction system for placement of medical graduates at 27 different hospitals across the province. The system works on a specially designed algorithm i.e. Hungry Protocol to ensure transparent placements. More than 6,000 candidates from all over the country have applied to 27 different hospitals using the system and more than 2,500 have been placed according to their merit and preference. Data gathered during the admission system helps to identify different trends. For example, in our January induction, it was noticed that majority of the candidates applied for medical seats, thus leaving plenty of vacancies in surgery. As surgery is an important part of service delivery in medical care, Health Department invited fresh applications specifically for surgery programmes to restore the balance.