TRIMHS inks milestone: Libang | Manipur first to join DNB course, 3 more to join

By Pradeep Kumar

NAHARLAGUN, Augt 19:  The Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIMHS) has carved a niche across India with first student Dr Anjali Kamai of Manipur  rejecting seat offered in Delhi, Kolkata and Patna medical collleges preferred TRIMHS to  pursue a three-year Diplomate National Board (DNB) course in gynaecology.

Helath & Family Welfare Minister lo Libang during his recent visit to TRIMHS appreciated her nd assurred that with best advanced eqiumpements and highly qulaiified teachers she would get the best education from this college.

Dr Kamai, eldest among four siblings of her parents, said that attributed her preference to TRIMHS as she had learnt about this college fromm her aquintance besides while studying she would be living with people with unacaany similrities in culture, food habbits and life style.

“I was shocked because almost everyting was clsoed when I joined due to previaling COVID-19 but after visiting the department and meeting the facultury members I was overwhelemed because of my right decision.

“I studied class-XII from Shillong and faced the competition and got the seat under national quota,” she said, adding  he native but remote village Sonpram under Tamenglong district lacks medical facilities for which people suffer a lot. After completing my education I would be very happy top serve my people in my own state,” she said with conviction.

Director of TRIMHS, first medical college-cum-hospital of Arunachal Pradesh, Dr Moji Jini listening to her said that four DNB (gynaecology) seats- two three-year course and  two two-year post-diploma courses – have been approved and three students would be joining soon.

The TRIHMS , which begun its academic session from August 2018 with an annual intake of 50 students, would have been eligible to offer regular three-year PG courses after first batch MBBS students pass out only.   However, Dr Jini clarified that a high level team had inspected TRIHMS in 2019 to assess the available infrastructures and faculty strength to grant permission for introducing DNB courses in gynaecology, pediatrics, radio diagnosis and anesthesiology. The permission has been granted initially for gynaecology as the college met all criteria, he said

Terming it as a benchmark, Libang had congratulated Dr- Jini-led team as such course would serve as a boon for experienced doctors of reputed private or Govt medical collages who due to unavoidable reasons cold not purse PG courses.

It is worth mentioning here that seat allotment the criteria is decided by the DNB which allot 6,848 DNB seats, equivalent to MD/MS, Dr Jini said, adding the DNB candidates are trained at big private hospitals while the MD/MS candidates are trained at medical colleges. DNB residency positions are available in 54 specialties. One major advantage of private DNB institutions is the exposure to latest equipment and practices like in corporate hospitals, a TRIMHS specialist doctor said.

The admission to DNB CET courses on the basis of NEIT for PG Exam. Based on these scores, admission to 2,256 DNB seats is granted. For admission to 1,038 DNB CET hospitals, candidates are required to secure the NEET PG minimum qualifying percentile as specified for respective categories. DNB CET counselling is conducted online mode in three rounds as per DNB website.

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