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12 DNB seats Added in J&K GMCs & District Hospitals

The National Board of Examinations in Medical Science (NBEMS) has approved 12 Diplomate of National Board (DNB) seats in government institutes across the Union Territory (UT), which is a significant development for postgraduate medical aspirants in Jammu and Kashmir. This decision aims to improve the region’s public healthcare scenario and create more possibilities for medical students. Let’s get into the specifics of this tremendous advancement.

New DNB Seats Approved

The NBEMS has approved 12 new DNB seats in various disciplines across Jammu and Kashmir government institutes. These seats will help to expand postgraduate medical education at UT and solve the shortage of experts. The following institutes have been granted DNB seats:

 

  1. Srinagar Hospital – 2 seats in Orthopedics.
  2. GMC Rajouri – 2 seats in Pediatrics.
  3. DH Poonch – 2 seats in Surgery.
  4. DH Reasi – 2 seats in General Medicine.
  5. Department of Anesthesiology GMC Baramulla – 4 Postgraduate seats, 2 Primary DNB seats, and 2 Secondary DNB seats per year.

Recognition and Importance

In response to this event, an official spokesman issued a statement emphasizing the importance of this step in strengthening Jammu and Kashmir’s public healthcare system. The Secretary of State Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department, Bhupinder Kumar, commended the whole H&ME Department on this achievement. Kumar expressed his delight that even remote hospitals such as District Hospital Poonch and District Hospital Reasi had received NBE approval to begin postgraduate courses.

Countrywide Best Practise By Adding DNB Seats

The Mission Director of the National Health Mission (NHM) in J&K, Ayushi Sudan, emphasized that conducting DNB courses at the district level in the Union Territory had been recognised as a best practice in the country. This award recognises the effectiveness of the administrative department H&ME J&K, NHM J&K, and the team of health institutions overseen by Secretary H&ME.

Expanding DNB Seats And Courses

A total of 270 DNB seats were allocated to authorized departments in Jammu & Kashmir during the session of 2022 and the beginning of 2023. These accomplishments are the product of the administrative departments H&ME J&K, NHM J&K, and the team of health institutions working together. The government is committed to expanding DNB courses to all district hospitals and potential Community Health Centres (CHCs) in J&K. J&K intends to submit more than 30 applications in all district hospitals during the upcoming session, considerably broadening the scope of postgraduate medical education.

Previously Approved Measures and Recent Sanctions

The DNB programme granted a total of 250 seats to recognised departments in the previous academic session of 2022. NBEMS approved an additional 20 DNB seats in government medical colleges and district hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir in March 2023. GMC Srinagar has been approved for two FNB pediatric anesthesia seats, and Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Hospital in Srinagar has been approved for three post-MBBS DNB general surgery seats.

 

Srinagar: Bringing Good News to Postgraduate Medical Aspirants in Jammu and Kashmir

In a major development for postgraduate medical aspirants in Jammu and Kashmir, the National Board of Examinations in Medical Science (NBEMS) has granted approval for 12 Diplomate of National Board (DNB) seats at government institutes across the Union Territory (UT). This decision aims to strengthen the public healthcare scenario in the region and provide better opportunities for medical students. Let’s delve into the details of this significant development.

Approval of New DNB Seats

The NBEMS has given permission for 12 new DNB seats in various disciplines across government institutes in Jammu and Kashmir. These seats will contribute to the expansion of postgraduate medical education in the UT and address the shortage of specialists. The following institutes have received permission for DNB seats:

 

  • Srinagar Hospital – 2 seats in Orthopedics.
  • GMC Rajouri – 2 seats in Pediatrics.
  • DH Poonch – 2 seats in Surgery.
  • DH Reasi – 2 seats in General Medicine.
  • Department of Anesthesiology GMC Baramulla – 4 Postgraduate seats, 2 Primary DNB seats, and 2 Secondary DNB seats per year.

Acknowledgement and Significance

In response to this development, an official spokesman issued a statement highlighting the significance of this step in strengthening the public healthcare system in Jammu and Kashmir. Bhupinder Kumar, the Secretary of State Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department, congratulated the entire H&ME Department for this achievement. Kumar expressed his happiness over the fact that even remote facilities like District Hospital Poonch and District Hospital Reasi have received the NBE nod for commencing postgraduate courses.

 

Best Practice in the Country

Ayushi Sudan, the Mission Director of National Health Mission (NHM) J&K, emphasized that implementing DNB courses at the district level in the Union Territory had been recognized as a best practice in the country. This recognition underscores the effectiveness of the efforts made by the administrative department H&ME J&K, NHM J&K, and the team of health institutions being monitored by Secretary H&ME.

Scaling Up DNB Seats & Courses

During the session of 2022 and the start of 2023, a total of 270 DNB seats were granted to the accredited departments in Jammu and Kashmir. These achievements are a result of the concerted efforts and hard work of the administrative department H&ME J&K, NHM J&K, and the team of health institutions. The authorities are committed to scaling up the DNB courses in all district hospitals and potential Community Health Centres (CHCs) of J&K. In the upcoming session, J&K plans to submit more than 30 applications in all district hospitals, further expanding the scope of postgraduate medical education.

Earlier Approvals and Recent Sanctions

In the previous academic session of 2022, a total of 250 seats were granted to accredited departments under the DNB program. In March 2023, NBEMS sanctioned an additional 20 DNB seats in government medical colleges and district hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir. GMC Srinagar received approval for two seats in FNB pediatric anesthesia, and Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Hospital in Srinagar was granted three post-MBBS DNB seats in general surgery.

 

Apart from these, several other institutions also received sanction for DNB seats:

 

  • DH Udhampur – 5 seats in pediatrics, general medicine, and orthopedics.
  • DH Ganderbal – 2 seats each in DNB general medicine and diploma pediatrics.
  • DH Kulgam – 2 seats in general surgery and 1 seat in anesthesia.