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MCI guidelines arbitrary, blatantly discriminatory: Disability rights group tells Nadda

MCI guidelines arbitrary, blatantly discriminatory: Disability rights group tells Nadda

New Delhi: Terming the Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines on disability as “arbitrary” and “blatantly discriminatory” in nature, a rights group has written to Health Minister J P Nadda today to ask the statutory body to revise it.

The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled has said that in the MCI’s process of framing guidelines for the sector, the involvement of doctors with disabilities and organisations representing disabled persons, was missing.

The NPRD also alleged that a psychiatrist from the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) framed the guidelines for dyslexia and pediatricians, psychologists and neurologists, who normally see dyslexic candidates, were not involved.

“It would be in the fitness of things to recall that in a training conducted last year for doctors on the new scales to assess autism, it was doctors from the pediatrics department of the AIIMS who were involved and not psychiatrists.

“These unapproved MCI guidelines also declare ineligible, candidates with locomotor disabilities, whose percentage is 80 per cent or higher. Suffice it to cite the example of Dr Suresh Advani, a hemato-oncologist, a wheelchair user with 80 per cent disability. Dr Advani, as per the MCI guidelines is not fit to become a doctor,” the letter said.

Source: PTI
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    CHITYALA RAMESH August 17, 2018, 4:28 pm discriminating Low vision medical aspirants from entering into Medical proffesion.A Low vision candidate who appeared for NEET 2018 and getting good score of 435 marks are not eligible to persue medical proffesion as per the M.C.I.guidelines but a normal person getting as low as 115 marks in NEET 18 are eligible under management quota.The M.C.I. is underestimating the performance of PWBD in NEET 2018 inspite of good performance.They have not even given extra time or scribe for writing the NEET 18 ,with the same rules and regulations PWBD have appeared for NEET 18 as the normal candidate and they scored good rank on par with the normal candidate.Then why there should be disqualified from entering into medical proffesion.Kindly M.C.I.should rethink and make suitable changes in the guidelines of PWBD and make them eligible to persue medical proffesion.

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    Dr.Arunmozhimaran August 15, 2018, 10:09 pm

    Paraplegics partial permanent disability is 100 percent.By calculation 180 percent rounded to 100 percent.As per mandatory guide lines more than 80 percent disability is not eligible for consideration under physically handicapped quota.But due to leniency/ignorance/ corrupt practices of medical officers such people are employed.Will /should anyone stem the rot