The decision on admission to post graduate courses in medical sciences, could begin again, as the Supreme Court has taken the cases for early hearing on Tuesday.
In view of Covid19 pandemic and controversy in reservation of seats, the counselling for admission was being delayed. Usually the process begins in January, which was deferred and was scheduled to begin again in September.
Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) and Dr Jerryl Banait moved the Supreme Court on Monday for early hearing on the issue.
Dr Banait informed The Live Nagpur that by delaying admission against about 40,000 post-graduate seats, the workload on entire health machinery has increased many folds. The services are being rendered by only about 33 percent resident doctors.
The petitioners have also demanded that all such petitions should be disposed off before the actual counselling for admission begins. Any court case should not hamper the ongoing process.
The Supreme Court has listed the petition for Tuesday.
The Supreme Court had sought explaination from the Government of India on the basis for fixing the income limit for reservation under Economically Weaker Section category.
The decision on Tuesday may grant a major relief to the students, as their academic loss will not be affected. At the same time the workload on the present resident doctors will be reduced.