J&K gets 14 more DNB seats in GMCs, district hospitals

SDH Kupwara gets NBEMS seats in General Medicine
J&K gets 14 more DNB seats in GMCs, district hospitals
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Srinagar: The National Board of Examinations has accredited the General Medicine Department of the Sub District Hospital (SDH), Kupwara with the approval of two seats in Medical Sciences (NBEMS).

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that in addition, NBEMS has approved 14 more seats for Government Medical Colleges (GMCs) and district hospitals of J&K raising the total PG seats approval for J&K to 140 which was above the DM and MCH, and MD and MS courses already being run here.

The GMCs of Kathua and Doda besides Community Health Center, Kupwara, have received approval for two seats each in General Medicine Department while Government Medical Colleges Anantnag and Rajouri have got approval for four seats each in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Besides, SKIMS Soura has received approval for two seats in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Mission Director National Health Mission, Yasin Choudhary while giving details about the development said that a total of 164 applications had been submitted by various health institutions under the Diplomat of National Board (DNB) programme in J&K of which 53 had been approved to date against which 140 seats had been granted to the accredited departments.

“This has been possible consequent to the hard work of the administrative department H&ME, NHM and the team of health institutions being monitored by Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Department, Vivek Bhardwaj,” he said.

The DNB courses have been introduced in district hospitals and new GMCs besides old GMCs and SKIMS to strengthen the institutions, decongest the GMCs and address the shortage of specialists in J&K.

The DNB courses are expected to drastically improve the healthcare services in far-flung districts of J&K besides improving services in the tertiary care institutions.

This is also expected to bring down the referral from the far-flung districts to already overburdened tertiary care institutes of J&K.

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