The Civil Hospital has sent a proposal for the launch of Diplomate of National Board (DNB) course at the hospital. The approval of the course will be followed by its first session in January 2017.
Diplomate of National Board is a post-graduate in post-doctoral medical education, under the ministry of health and family welfare, in various disciplines of modern medicine as mentioned by the Medical Council of India.
An inspection team visited the hospital on Friday for the same purpose, where National Board of examiner, Dr. Sunita Lamba inspected gynae OPD, PP unit, nursery unit, mother child ward, and many other sections of the mother and child hospital.
Once the application is approved, it will make the civil hospital the first in the state to undertake this course in the government sector. As explained by the programme head, Dr Pardeep Sharma, oral and maxilla-facial surgeon, “The implementation of the course will be a big achievement for the hospital. The three-year course is challenging to pass.”
Senior medical officer (SMO) Sukhjeevan Kakkar said, “The approval will be followed by an All India Test where two students will be selected for the course twice a year in January and August. Within three years, the hospital will have a team of twelve doctors in it. Apart from regular classes and training, the doctor-students will also be paid a monthly salary of `40,000 and free accomodation. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between retired professors for teaching.”
However, owing to a staff crunch of doctors as well as nurses, the civil hospital has tied up with Christian Medical College and Hospital, in association with Dr BK Gill, retired professor and head gynaecologist, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Dr Jatinder Kaur, assisstant professor, Christian Medical College and Dr Mohini Sood, retired professor and head, CMC, who will be part of the course faculty.
Dr Pardeep Sharma further added, “The course requires professors and teaching, owing to which we have tied up with CMCH.” The meeting was also attended by civil surgeon Dr Renu Chattwal, district family welfare officer Dr SP Singh and Dr Sucharita Kalia, DMCH.