SRINAGAR,: Director Health Services Kashmir (DHSK), Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather on Tuesday congratulated JLNM Hospital Srinagar for getting National Board of Examination (NBE) accreditation for the department of Anaesthesia and Ophthalmology for Diplomate of National Board (DNB) courses.
The director while hailing the contribution of Shri Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, J&K Health and Medical Education Department said they have been able to get the accreditation Under the guidance and support of the ACS.
He said the ACS has been constantly taking the reviews about the progress of DNB accreditation and has solved all the issues pertaining to DNB courses and has been the guiding force in achieving the desired results.
JLNM has been accredited in the department of Anesthesia (2 post MBBS seats and 1 post-diploma seat) and Ophthalmology (1 post MBBS seat and 1 post-diploma seat).
Spokesperson DHSK, Dr Mir Mushtaq said the director congratulated the staff and administration of JLNM hospital and hoped that other institutions of the valley will also get the accreditation for DNB courses in near future.
He said the NBE programs are the cornerstones for the upgradation of health care services since it provides an opportunity to doctors to upgrade their skills.
“It will help in producing more qualified doctors and help in better patient care delivery and will overcome the shortage of specialist doctors at peripheries,” he said.
The DNB courses have been introduced in district hospitals and new Govt. Medical Colleges besides old GMCs and SKIMS in order to strengthen the institutions, decongest the GMCs and to address the shortage of specialists in J&K.
Meanwhile, DH Udhampur has been accredited in the department of obstetrics and gynecology (1 Post MBBS Seat).
GMC Anantnag has been accredited in the department of Psychiatry which includes 2 post MBBS seats and 1 post-diploma seat) and in ENT 1 post MBBS seat and 1 post-diploma seat and in medicine 4 post MBBS seats have been accredited.
Similarly, GMC Kathua has been accredited in the department of obstetrics and gynecology which includes 2 post MBBS seats and 2 post-diploma seats.
GMC Rajouri has been accredited in the department of Anaesthesia which includes 2 post MBBS seats and 1 post-diploma seat.
The DNB courses are expected to drastically improve the health care services in the far-flung districts and improve the services in the tertiary care institutions as well.
This is also expected to markedly bring down the referral from the far-flung districts to the already overburdened tertiary care institutes.