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UT of Jammu and Kashmir recently got approval for 12 more DNB seats.

It will be a good step towards strengthening the public healthcare scenario in J&K, 12 more seats have been sanctioned by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Science (NBEMS) under DNB for the public institutions of J&K.  These seats shall be in addition to the earlier granted 270 DNB seats.

As per detailed breakup, Srinagar Hospital received approval for 2 seats in Orthopedics; GMC Rajouri for 2 seats in Paediatrics; DH Poonch for 2 seats in Surgery,  DH Reasi 2 seats in General Medicine and Department of Anesthesiology GMC Baramulla  given accreditation for starting DNB courses with intake of 4 PGs,  2 primary DNB and 2 Secondary DNB seats per year.

Secretary Health & Medical Education Department, Bhupinder Kumar, congratulated the entire health and medical education department for this achievement. He expressed happiness over the fact that even far-flung facilities like DH Poonch and DH Reasi have been able to start Post Graduate Courses in these hospitals.

Mission Director, NHM J&K, while giving details about the development, said that implementation of DNB courses at the district level in J&K has been termed as a best practice in the Country. Under DNB programme in the UT, a total of 270 seats were granted to the accredited departments during session 2022 and start of 2023 consequent to the concerted efforts and hard work of the administrative department H&ME J&K, NHM J&K and the team of health institutions being monitored by Bhupinder Kumar, Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department.

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