Final year MBBS student dies of COVID, Father moves HC Seeking Rs 62 Lakh Ex Gratia
The petitioner alleged that LNCT Medical University management failed to ensure vaccination of all the final year MBBS students before holding their exam.
Bhopal: The father of a deceased final year MBBS student has approached Madhya Pradesh High Court seeking a compensation of Rs 62 lakh including Rs 32 lakh spent on the medical education of his son, alleging that the medico contracted Covid-19 during the MBBS exam and sccumbed to the infection eventually.
The petitioner, a 67-year-old trader of Jabalpur secured a medical seat for the deceased at LN Medical College, Bhopal in 2014. The medico was in his final year of MBBS.
Advocate, Aditya Sanghi, appearing in the case on behalf of the petitioner pointed out that in January, 2021, the central government conferred healthcare workers the status of " Corona Warriors" and directed the authorities to provide vaccines to the doctors and other health workers on a preferential basis.
However, LNCT Medical University management allegedly failed to ensure vaccination of all the final year MBBS students before holding their exam.