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Not Backdoor Entry Into DNB Seats, But Lucky Draw, Says NBE | India News

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The National Examination Board (NBE) has responded to an article in TOI about two very low-ranking candidates receiving DNB seats in some of the most sought after institutions, stating that this is not a case of “back door entry. ”.
According to NBE, after assigning these students to immunohematology and blood transfusion at Nayati Hospital in Mathura, when accreditation to the hospital was withdrawn, it was found that there were no vacant seats in the same specialty available anywhere in 2020 and in all three previous years. that. Since all rounds of counseling were completed, including the clean-up round, “as a last resort and in the interest of the trainees, as there was no fault of the trainees in this matter and they could not have been allowed to suffer, NBE allowed them choose your specialty and seat from the vacant seats available ”.
The statement said it is “strictly adhering” to its physician relocation principles and that there was no discrimination or back door entry. During the relocation process, some candidates are negatively affected due to the unavailability of places at their preferred institute and may be assigned to an institute that is not on par with the institute to which they were originally assigned, he said.
He added that such unavoidable circumstances were created due to the fact that some seats were left vacant at the end of the counseling and the impossibility of creating additional seats in any other NBE-accredited hospital “as it would be discriminatory and detrimental to the other candidates who participated in the advice based on merit and would never have the opportunity to opt for the additional seats thus created ”. In some cases, candidates got better options when they relocated due to the availability of vacant seats that were not available during the original assignment, NBE said.
The statement does not refute any of the facts in the TOI article, except to reject the allegation by some DNB candidates that two low-ranking candidates received “back door entry” into highly sought after institutions and specialties. One of the relocated candidates from Nayati Hospital with rank 34,655 received a radiodiagnosis seat at Ganga Ram Hospital, considered one of the best in the country for DNB training. Graduate positions in diagnostic radiology, one of the most in-demand specialties, cost millions at private medical schools.
The other with rank 36,335 received an ophthalmology seat at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital. Ophthalmology is also a specialty in high demand and government hospitals are among the top preferences of DNB candidates as there is no concern about non-payment of stipend (over Rs 70,000 in Delhi) and there are enough patients.
The NBE had received student complaints about Nayati Hospital from the second half of 2019 onwards and from the DNB Doctors Association in November 2019 after student complaints were not addressed. However, he conducted an inspection only in August 2020. He claims that the delay in the inspection was due to Covid, although the complaints predate Covid by several months. The headquarters of several other institutions whose accreditation was withdrawn were eliminated from the cleanup round. Nayati’s accreditation was withdrawn only on October 9, after all the students had been assigned to the hospital because the withdrawal process was completed only after the cleaning round.
To date, the NBE has not released its candidate relocation policy or even a final list of how many candidates relocated each year and to which institutions in the public domain. As a result, the candidates do not know what principles NBE has used to carry out these relocations.
The DNB physicians association has complained to the NBE about the arbitrary assignment of the two candidates to first-rate institutions in Delhi “without any formal advice, which goes against merit and the principle of justice.” The statement also accused this correspondent of not waiting for a response from the board. The fact is that the report was published two weeks after sending emails and messages to the NBE after it did not respond.

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