DOT Desk:  After a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, medical colleges in the country are set to hold examinations for the first, second and third years of the professional Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) courses.
 Students who failed in their examinations held in November 2019 will sit for the examinations from today.
 On the other hand, examinations for regular students of first, second and third years of the professional MBBS courses will begin in the third week of December, reports TBS.
 The medical colleges have already completed their preparations to hold the examinations maintaining health protocols. The examinations were scheduled to be held in May this year but were pushed back due to the pandemic.
 All foreign students of different medical colleges across the country, who had failed in their final examinations last year, have returned to their respective colleges and completed one month of quarantine period.
 Per the instructions of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), regular international students have already begun registration formalities to return to Bangladesh and sit for the examinations in December.
The examinations for the post-graduate students that were earlier scheduled for July this year will begin next January.
Professor Khan Abul Kalam Azad, principal of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, praised the decision to hold the MBBS examinations amid the pandemic. He said, “Students have already lost nine months. It will not be wise to waste more time.