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To boost medical care, 265 DNB seats granted to J&K public hospitals
Posted by ANI on Tuesday November 8th, 2022
The central government has granted 265 Diplomate of National Board (DNB) postgraduate medical places to several public hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir, an official statement said on Tuesday.
The Union Department of Health and Family Welfare along with the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) played a leading role in ensuring that several NBEMS postgraduate seats were granted to various public hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir, he added. Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya also posted two tweets regarding the award of DNB seats to J&K.
Mandaviya tweets “Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji’s government has granted 265 DNB postgraduate medical places in 20 district government hospitals to J&K. I appreciate the NBE team for doing this great job.”
In another tweet, he said that “50% of DNB PG seats are reserved for local doctors on duty. Doctors from
J&K have the opportunity to be trained in their own region. This was Phase 1 of the expansion of medical education and quality medical care services. In Phase 2, more PG seats will be awarded.”
Diplomate of National Board (DNB) is a postgraduate master’s degree identical to an MD/MS degree awarded to medical specialists in India after the completion of a three-year residency.
In addition, 50% of the seats in the PG are reserved for local doctors on duty to provide them with the opportunity for postgraduate training, he added.
This milestone would not only ensure that J&K people benefit, but that UT physicians will also have the opportunity to be trained in their own region, he added.
The important decision is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Health for All” vision to improve health care delivery across the country, he said.
Harnessing this local medical workforce will lead to an efficient healthcare delivery system in UT, he added.
For various entrance medical examinations, the Union Government has increased the number of examination centers in UT itself, whereby applicants from Jammu and Kashmir will not have to travel to other states to sit for entrance exams, he added.
The people of Jammu and Kashmir will benefit as quality modern healthcare will become more affordable and accessible in almost all districts. This, in turn, would further improve the quality of primary, secondary and tertiary health care, he said. (ANI)
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