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ANBAI officials Meet Health Ministry: Nadda Assures MD-DNB equivalence


ANBAI officials Meet Health Ministry: Nadda Assures MD-DNB equivalence

New Delhi: The recent meeting held between officials of Association of National Board of Accredited Institutions ( ANBAI), the body representing DNB candidates and the Health Ministry, ended on a positive note for DNB doctors looking to medical academia, after the Health Minister Shri JP Nadda assured that they would be given equivalence to MD/MS degrees as per the 2012 GOI gazette notification.

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that while the 2012 GOI gazette notification, specifies DNB equivalence to MD for all those candidates who have undergone DNB training in an institution which now runs MCI recognized postgraduate degree courses in a given subject as well as those who have undergone training in multi-specialty teaching hospital with at least 500 beds that meet certain criteria laid . For the remaining, the notification called for one additional year of senior residency or equivalent training or research job in an MCI recognized hospital/institution, for the purposes of equivalence

This notification was, however, overturned when in 2017, MCI took out another gazette notification that implied DNB equivalence for only those candidates who have undergone training in an institution which runs MCI recognized postgraduate degree courses

Moreover, a further setback comes to DNB candidates after the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare on the issue of National Medical Commission Bill has now recommended that “DNB qualification awarded by NBE shall be equal in all respects to the postgraduate qualifications, granted by MCI, except in relation to teaching in medical colleges.

Demanding equivalence for NBE qualifications, ANBAI held a meeting first with the PMO and now with the Health Ministry, asking then to establish equivalence as per 2012 notification.

“ANBAI on behalf of thousands of NBE specialists and students would, therefore, request you to kindly reconsider the issue of equivalence of NBE awarded degrees with the MCI degrees and ensure that the GOI 2012 order in relation to this is adhered to,” the memo submitted to the Health Minister added. Minister in response has assured that the equivalence will be soon established

” We met the Health Minister and he has promised that for hospitals having 500 beds and meeting 2012 criteria, DNB will be considered equivalent to MD for the purposes of teaching. For less than that, it will be a one-year senior residency in recognised institutions,” Dr Alexander Thomas President ANBAI Told Medical Dialogues

 

WHAT 2012 GOI NOTIFICATION Says 

The gazette notification of 11/06/2012, established the MD-DNB equivalence for both MCI recognized medical colleges as well as non-MCI recognized hospitals that met the criteria laid down by the said MCI Gazette notification in terms of bed-strength and departments. In particular, the notification states

i)Those candidates who have undergone DNB training in an institution which now runs MCI recognized postgraduate degree courses in a given subject, the’ DNB qualifications shall be considered at par with MCI recognized qualification in that subject only.

ii)Those candidates who have undergone DNB training in a multi speciality teaching hospital with at least 500 beds, involved in various postgraduate/super­speciality teaching programmes provided that the one out of three DNB( supervisors (teachers) qualify as postgraduate teacher as per MCI norms in their previous appointment, and one out of remaining two should qualify as postgraduate teacher as per MCI regulations with the following bed requirement for teaching unit:

Postgraduate broad specialities

Postgraduate super specialities

30 beds per unit         50% beds                                            should be

20 beds per unit          teaching beds.

Such qualifications shall be considered at par with MCI recognized qualification.

(iii) Additional training of one year for equivalence of DNB abroad specialties with MD/MS & DNB(super-specialities) with DM/M.C.h- Those candidates who have undergone DNB training (both broad specialities and super-specialities) in hospital/institution other than mentioned in (ii) above, shall undergo one additional year of senior residency or equivalent training or research job in a MCI recognized hospital/institution, provided such qualifications are notified in the Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations 2000″.

DNB Alumni Association 

To provide a unified voice to DNB passouts across the country, ANBAI, the umbrella body of  National Board Accredited Institutions has announced the formation of the DNB Alumni Association. This comes after the ANBAI Governing Council approved the formation of a DNB Alumni And Teachers Committee, which will represent the NBE qualified specialists from all over India. In the past, ANBAI has been instrumental in getting major policy changes for the benefit of DNB candidates, including the equivalence of DNB with MD/MS/DM/Mch degrees with certain criteria in 2012.

TO JOIN DNB Alumni Association, click on the following link

 



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  1. Respected health minister sir dnb and ms/md or mch can never be equal as even small hospital s with no teaching facilities are providing such degrees and using trainees as low cost Labour\’s. Or why such big corporations heads are interested in making it equal just to run their shops at low price labourer s. Parliamentary committee decision is right and we should respect it and not take the bribe and finish the future of Indian generations. Although they may be good doctors but for teaching you require people who have worked in teaching institutions .Don\’t mess with health and army other wise you higher people can go to other countries for treatment but poor Will face the ire of quality offuture generation doctors

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    Dr Sanjay Gupta May 2, 2018, 7:03 pm

    Sense finally prevails. Enough of somersaults.

  3. user
    Father of a student May 2, 2018, 3:59 pm

    In jayadev hospital bangalore Cardio thorasic wing deploying duties to their students thirty six hours duty and alternate night duties.Is it correct.What about their health and thei who look after their children. Plese do justice to mch students of cardio thrasic surgery.

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    Father of a student May 2, 2018, 3:51 pm

    Mch cardiotherosic surgery in jayadev hospital bangalore deploying to students alter nate night duties and thirt six hours duties. Is it correct what about their health and what about their family and their children.

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    Dr U B Shetkar May 2, 2018, 1:19 pm

    Even Apex court has considered DNB equalent to MD. I feel the GOI 2012 notification is appropriate.
    Dr Shetkar Pune