H&ME Deptt makes DRP compulsory in J&K

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 10: Health & Medical Education Department of Jammu and Kashmir today made District Residency Programme (DRP) compulsory in the Union Territory.
According to an order issued in this connection, to implement the DRP, the Post Graduate residents admitted during the academic year 2021-22 will be given Compulsory Resident Rotation of three months in District Hospitals as a part of their course curriculum, with effect from 01-04-2023 to 30-09-2024.
“Director, SKIMS Soura (Srinagar), Principal, medical colleges Srinagar/Jammu and Principal ASCOMS Jammu shall ensure placement/deputation of Post Graduate students for the DRP as per the placement schedule/roster notified by the Department,” the Order mentions.
It further states that Director Health Services Jammu/Kashmir shall ensure providing of amenities to the District Residents, including amongst others, suitable accommodation, transportation to workplace (if living quarters are far away) and security especially for lady residents. However, as per the order, this shall be provided strictly as per their entitlements under laid down rules prescribed for the purpose.
“The District Residents shall continue to draw their stipend/strictly as per their entitlements under laid down rules from their respective medical colleges for the duration of the rotation period of three months on the basis of attendance certificates to be issued by the concerned Medical superintendent of the District Hospital,” the order reads.