DNB courses at tertiary, district hospitals passed

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) has accorded sanction to the start of DNB (Diplomats of National Board) Courses in the Tertiary Level and District Hospitals of the Jammu and
To address the shortage of specialists in rural/peripheral set-ups, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has authorized the National Board of Examination (NBE) to start
DNB programmes in the State owned District/Provincial Hospitals having the potential to meet the minimum accreditation requirements.
The National Board of Examination conducts its postgraduate and postdoctoral programmes in teaching hospitals accredited by it and in medical colleges accredited by the MCI under the title of
‘DNB’. The DNB courses have been declared equivalent to MD/MS/other higher courses recognized by MCI.
The commencement of DNB courses in District Hospitals will be an important endeavor to address the key concerns of shortage of specialists in District Hospitals. With the implementation of DNB
programme in Jammu and Kashmir, 225 DNB seats shall become available in such institutions by January 2020, thus giving opportunities of higher education to the doctors and increasing the
availability of specialists in the District Hospitals. This programme is supported by National Health Mission (NHM) and with its implementation, Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna
(PMJAY), shall also get boost in its implementation.

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