Supreme Court hears plea of student with low vision aspiring to be a doctor
June 16, 2018
The Supreme Court has taken the decision to check if a person with 'low vision', can be allowed to pursue MBBS course and treat patients.
The court was hearing the plea filed by a student who has untreatable 'low vision' disability.
The student had cleared the NEET 2018 undergraduate examination under physically disabled category and now seeks disability certificate as per law so that he can take admission in MBBS course.
After listening to the matter, the bench of judges raised the question of feasibility in the scenario. They wondered whether it would be possible to allow a person with visual impairment to become a doctor and treat patients.
To get clarification on the issue the bench has issued notices to the Centre and the Gujarat government.
The court has asked the student to be present before the committee of B J Medical College, Ahmedabad within three days from today.
The committee will perform the medical examination of the student and appropriate medical certificate will then be issued.
Last year the Supreme Court had allowed two colour-blind students to pursue MBBS setting the trend for others.
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