CET organized for the selection of candidates for the certificate program in community health


Common Entrance Test (CET) for Six (6) Months Community Health Certificate Program and Integrated Bachelor of Science Candidates for January 2022, the session was held today at various examination centers across Jammu and Srinagar, namely: Govt. SP, College Srinagar, Amar Singh College Srinagar, Abdul Ahad Azad Memorial College, Bemina Srinagar and SP Higher Secondary School, Srinagar for Kashmir Division and Government. Women’s College, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, Govt. Gandhi Memorial Science College, Jammu, Sri Pratap Memorial Rajput College of Commerce, Jammu and Govt. Women’s College Parade, Jammu for Jammu Division.

The total number of candidates 3141 appeared in the common entrance test, of which 1820 candidates appeared in Kashmir division and 1321 candidates appeared in Jammu division.

Mission Director, National Health Mission, J&K, Yasin M. Choudhary conducted a detailed supervision visit to the examination centers in Kashmir Division.

For the smooth running of the CET exam in both divisions, National Health Mission, J&K has delegated observers. In Jammu Division, Observers appointed by Principal SP College, Srinagar along with Prof. Showket Zarger, Member of Public Service Commission, J&K, Nodal Division, Officer, NHM Jammu and the team conducted the visit of supervision in all examination centers. The Kashmir Division review was overseen by the Dean of Academics, Cluster University Kashmir.

Mission Director, NHM, J&K expressed his satisfaction with the conduct of the Common Entrance Test exam and appreciated how the Common Entrance Test was organized specially by the SP team. Srinagar College.

Candidates who qualify for the examination will complete a six-month Community Health Certificate Course for the January 2022 session of IGNOU/University of Kashmir at designated Curriculum Study Centers and after successfully completing a training of 6 months, these candidates will be placed as mid-level healthcare providers. (MLHPs) in HWCs at sub-centre level, to ensure comprehensive primary health care to people at grassroots level.

Wishing the candidates a bright future, the mission director urged them to work with social commitment and dedication to serve those in need.

It is pertinent to mention that health and wellness centers are the platform to provide comprehensive primary health care services, which are universal and free for users, with emphasis on wellness and the provision of a wider range of services close to the community. Currently, it includes 12 sets of services including population screening for common non-communicable diseases (hypertension and diabetes) and common cancers i.e. breast, mouth and cervical cancer among the population 30 years and over.


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