Mumbai: The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court today that it is going to set up a special medical board for assessment of disabilities of the students who want to pursue medical courses under the quota for the disabled.
A bench of Justices Ranjit More and Sadhana Jadhav was hearing a petition filed by a city-based medical student who suffers from dyslexia (learning disability).
Porkar approached the AIIPMR for the assessment of his disability. But the institute said it is authorised to assess only locomotor disabilities, and it can not give him a certificate about dyslexia.
He moved the high court, demanding that he should be considered eligible for admission to a post-graduate medical course under the PwD category for 2018-19 academic year on the basis of his past medical record.
The state government today submitted a copy of a letter it has sent to the Union Directorate General of Health Services, seeking guidelines for setting up a special medical board to help PwD students in getting required certificates.
The court said the state government should inform about the progress in this regard within a week, and adjourned the hearing.