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MCI BOG introduce Amendments to Disability Rules for MBBS, invite Comments


MCI BOG introduce Amendments to Disability Rules for MBBS, invite Comments

New Delhi: Providing a policy-making say to candidates who are denied pursuing their dream of entering the medical profession on account of their disabilities, the Medical Council of India Board of Governors  MCI BOG) have put forward in public domain, the new amendments to the disability rules for MBBS admissions and invited comments. Comments can be sent to secy-mci@nic.in and ug.mci@nic.in within 15 days that is upto 30th November 2018 for further consideration in the matter.

Medical Dialogues team has extensively reported to the setback that persons with disabilities have been facing when it comes to MBBS admission. Even the last MBBS admission session saw a series of petitions being filed before various courts including the apex court in the country, calling the MCI guidelines arbitrary, discriminatory and also standing in violation of the Disabilities Act. The court, including the SC were seen being openly critical of the MCI Disability rules, repeatedly setting them aside to grant MBBS admissions to candidates.

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The SC was also seen directing the MCI as well as the Health Ministry to expeditiously come with amendments to the disability rules for the benefits of the MBBS candidates

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Now, with the Board of Governors at the helm of affairs, the MCI upon the directions of the Ministry have put forward in public domain, the new amendments to the disability rules for MBBS admissions and invited comments. Comments can be sent to secy-mci@nic.in and ug.mci@nic.in within 15 days that is upto 30th November 2018 for further consideration in the matter.

Explaining some of the amendments to Medical Dialogues team, Dr Satendra Singh, disability activist informed,” Some of the amendments for example the one allowing candidates with Specific learning Disabilities such as Dyslexia to appear for MBBS are indeed welcome, while certain other like the one on low vision, hearing impairment as well as Haemophilia have to be seen in the light of recent court decisions including SC decisions. What is most important is that these amendments are brought in quickly and in a manner such that this year’s NEET aspirants who are currently in the process of making their applications are benefitted out the same. ”

Attached is the amendment Below




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  1. Yes persons with low vision should be given as per the CBSE NEET 18 Rank on merit on the basis of PWBD act 2016 when the student is meritorious there is no problem in studying M.B.B.S.in this developed computer age it is not at all hard to persue medical proffesion for PWBD and low vision

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    Choudhary Simran November 18, 2018, 7:53 pm

    No they shouldn\’t be considered because we need quality doctors not quantity if they\’re allowed to do so then MCI would have to decrease qualifying marks for each exam for them and give them the priority doctors have to do a lot of hardwork standing 8 hours not getting enough sleep n in this case they would not be able to work for society it would be really difficult for them.

  3. Email id is wrong it\’s secy-mci@nic.in

  4. Yes, they can be considered but there are certain practical problems in conduct of exams. We had one dyslexia student with certain practical issues during exams.

    Opportunity should be given to all but considering the limitations