Medical College Denied Seat to a Disable Boy

The Vardhaman Mahavir College run by the Safdarjung Hospital said that the boy was the victim of locomotor disability and not eligible for the admission. Being offended by this decision, Ravi Chaubey moved to the high court in Delhi to file a petition against the college, medical council of India, ministry of health and family welfare and CBSE.

The HV offered him certain relief on Monday by directing the hospital to take a view that whether he is fit to undergo all the occupational tests that are required to get the MBBS degree. Further, the court directed the hospital to ensure that whether Chaubey would be able to carry on with the practices with his recent disability.

A week’s time has been allotted by Justice Manmohan to the hospital to submit the required reports, after seeking the response of the medical college and Centre. Till then, the medical seat allotted to the Chaubey for the MBBS programme cannot be cancelled.  Sumeet Pushkarna, the Centre’s counsel accepted the notice of the court on the government’s behalf.

While filing the plea to the HC, it was contended by Chaubey that he suffered from 60 percent disability and came third in the NEET (AIPMT), under the physical handicapped category.

According to the petition submitted, in June the counselling letter was issued to him, he was allotted a seat in the Vardhman Mahavir College as on 11th July 2014. But when he reported to the hospital on 12th July, his plea was not entertained by them on the ground that he suffered from locomotor disability.

The certificate indicates that his upper limb was highly affected due to this physical disorder and as per the guidelines of the MCI he was not eligible to get admission in the doctorate programme.


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