Landmark: Colour Blind can Pursue MBBS, Says Supreme Court
Agartala: A landmark judgement of the Supreme Court states that all those with colour vision deficiency are to be allowed to pursue medical studies.
A division bench headed by Chief Justice, Deepak Mishra, Justice Amitabha Roy and Justice A M Khanulkar, in their final verdict on September 12 stated that persons with colour vision deficiency may also be allowed go for post-graduate and super-speciality courses in a few subjects.
The verdict brings tidings of joy for both Pranoy Kumar Podder and Sagar Bhowmik, who have been earlier denied admission in MBBS courses in the two medical colleges of Tripura, the government-run Agartala Government Medical College and the society run Tripura Medical College due to colour vision deficiency.
The Court had earlier constituted an expert committee to peruse the Council guidelines on the matter.
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The constituted committee comprised of experts from AIIMS, PGI-Chandigarh, MCI the amicus curiae in the case, and another advocate.
The expert committee report that stated that persons with colour vision deficiency may pursue the MBBS course and post-graduate courses in certain streams like psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Anatomy, Pharmacology and Anaesthesiology led the apex court to pass the order.
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A senior advocate of Agartala, Arun Chandra Bhowmik, who moved the petition in the Supreme Court along with KV Mohon expressed happiness over the verdict saying that this would help the meritorious weak versioned pursue a medical education.
Arun Chandra Bhowmik, a senior advocate of Agartala, who moved the petition in the Supreme Court along with K V Mohon expressed satisfaction that no meritorious student will now be deprived of pursuing medical studies due to a wrong conception.
He said that the Court also ordered the medical colleges to admit both earlier disability driven petitioners in the 2018 academic session, reports The Sentinel.