Get-hooked September 1, 2018
3 disabled students will now be able to study medicine after Supreme Court judgment
Some major steps taken by Indian judiciary recently are expected to go a long way in making the medical education open for disabled candidates in the country.
The latest order from the Supreme Court comes in support of three disabled students and they will now be allowed to get admission in three different medical institutions in Delhi.
The three students had appealed to the top court when their admission was rejected by the medical institutions on the basis of their disabilities. The three students have a hearing impairment, specific learning disability and blood disorder-related disability.
Another student who had appealed to the court regarding the admission denial on basis of disability, got a favorable verdict and will soon be able to study medicine.
The matter of giving admissions to disabled students in MBBS courses has been making news lately. The efforts of activists and students has led to a major change in the admission policy.
The top court has stated that candidates should be judged on the basis of their individual abilities and not be discriminated because of being disabled.
Dr Satendra Singh, a leading disability rights activist expressed his pleasure at the positive changes that are now taking place to ensure fair opportunities to disabled students in the field of medicine.
He calls the supreme court order ‘A major victory for #DocsWithDisabilities movement in #India’.