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JK gets 20 more DNB seats in medical colleges, district hospitals

JAMMU: The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) has sanctioned 20 more Diplomate of National Board (DNB) seats in Government Medical Colleges and District Hospitals of Jammu and Kashmir for the session 2023. He said that these seats will be in addition to the DNB seats given earlier.

As per the official data, the spokesperson said, GMC Srinagar has been approved for two seats in FNB Pediatric Anesthesia and three seats for DNB in ​​General Surgery followed by MBBS in Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital, Srinagar.

District Hospital (DH) Udhampur has been approved for five seats under Paediatrics, General Medicine and Orthopaedics, DH Poonch has been approved for two seats in General Medicine and DH Ganderbal has been approved for two seats each in DNB General Medicine and Diploma Pediatrics .

The spokesman said that DH Kulgam has got two seats in Family Medicine while Community Health Centre, Kupwara has got two seats in Diploma Paediatrics.

Mission Director, National Health Mission, JK, Ayushi Sudan said that the implementation of DNB courses at the district level in the Union Territory has been considered as the best practice in the country.

Under the DNB programme, a total of 250 seats have been awarded to the recognized departments during the session 2022 as a result of the concerted efforts of the respective departments.

“All efforts are being made to increase DNB courses in all district hospitals and potential community health centers of JK. During the upcoming session, JK is planning to collect more than 30 applications covering almost all district hospitals ”

The spokesperson said that in order to strengthen the institutions, reduce GMCs and address the shortage of specialists in JK, DNB courses have been started in district hospitals and new government medical colleges, apart from old GMCs and SKIMS.

He said that the implementation of DNB courses has resulted in equitable distribution of health services and manpower, especially in far-flung and inaccessible areas.

He added that it has also proven to be beneficial for populations that have little access to healthcare services and leads to fewer referrals from DNB institutions to tertiary care institutions, further reducing the ‘out-of-pocket expenditure’ of patients. comes


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