In a bid to start Diplomate in National Board (DNB) courses in various disciplines, the Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar Monday constituted an academic committee to start its process.
In an order issued here, GMC Srinagar said the move came after a decision was taken in a meeting held on 28 January with high rung officials of Health and Medical Education (H&ME) department.
“In the meeting, National Board of Examination (NBE) provided details to start DNB courses in various departments of Government Medical College, Srinagar. It was decided that GMC Srinagar shall initiate the process to start DNB programs,” the order said.
The Medical College has initiated the process to start the courses in Forensic Medicine, Hospital Administration, Radiotherapy, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Plastic Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology, Paediatric Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Nephrology.
To begin the process the Medical College has also constituted an academic committee for which heads of few departments and professors will act as members and the team will be headed by Principal GMC Srinagar, Dr Samia Rashid.
“In this context, an academic committee is hereby constituted to initiate the process of starting the DNB Course by keeping close liaison with the Nodal Officer, Government Medical College, Srinagar,” said the order.
The order asked the members to ensure all records pertaining to their department required to be submitted to the NBE for starting DNB Course in their respective Department are provided in the office of the Member Secretary/Nodal Officer to apply for a grant of permission for the same.
“The members of the designate committee are also directed to have the pre-requisite infrastructure required as per the NBE guidelines to start the program,” added.
H&ME department is also planning to start DNB courses in district hospitals too to train the doctors in an aim to provide quality patient care and push medical education.
“Doctors posted at peripheral hospitals need to be trained. Now, they will go on rotation to medical colleges in the state for short-term training courses, which is a big lead in healthcare,” said a senior official in the health department.