A meeting to review the preparedness for starting diplomate of national board (DNB) courses in the state was held here on Wednesday with principal secretary to health & medical education department Atal Dulloo in the chair.
The meeting was attended by mission director NHM, Bhupinder Kumar, principal GMC Jammu, Prof (Dr) Sunanada Rana, director health services, Jammu Dr Sameer Mattoo, chief medical officers and medical superintendents of selected districts.
Principal GMC Srinagar Prof (Dr) Samia Rashid, director health services, Kashmir Dr Kunza Dolma, chief medical officers and medical superintendents of Kashmir division attended the meeting through video conference.
Dr Rashmikant Dave, executive director, national board of examination (NBE), New Delhi and Dr Vinay, deputy director national board of examination (NBE), New Delhi also participated in the meeting.
Principal secretary informed that five district hospitals at Doda, Rajouri, Kathua, Anantnag & Baramulla are being upgraded to medical colleges. However, he stressed that there are other district hospitals which also need to be strengthened in terms of manpower and infrastructure, which could be done by initiating the process of district DNB courses to strengthen the district hospitals in terms of manpower and infrastructure. This will improve the health services in the districts and will also de-congest the Tertiary care Hospitals at Jammu and Srinagar, he said.