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Plea in Bombay High Court Challenges Maharashtra University of Health Sciences' Decision to Conduct Physical Examinations for Medical Students

Lawstreet Journal 15 Jun 2021 5:32pm

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A plea has been filed before the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court challenging the Maharashtra University of Health Science's (MUHS) order of conducting a physical examination of medical students starting from June 10, 2021.

The plea also challenged the state’s order of requesting that examinees sign an undertaking absolving the State of any duty if students test positive for the Coronavirus, resulting in the examination.

The petition was filed by NGO, HERD foundation, and student Nitesh Tantarpale through Advocate Rahul Bhangde demanding online examinations or directions that exams be conducted offline when all teachers, staff, and students are vaccinated.

The petition also asking directions for MUHS’ May 19,2021 notification to be declared as” arbitrary and unreasonable” as it is a violation of Article 14 (Right to equality) and Article 21(Right to life) of the Indian constitution.

The plea further stated that various students and their family members tested positive after NEET examination conducted in September 2020.

The Plea remarked that,

Vaccination comes first and examination comes second This sequence will conform with Article 21 of the constitution of India as it will ensure that the students would be protected by the vaccine against the virus”.

The appeal also stated that as per the examination plan, students are likely to be exposed to the infection for almost 20 days,

 "The petitioners present that the approach of the respondents is flawed in the present case. The respondents are giving priority to holding exams rather than the life and wellbeing of… Continue Reading...


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Dr. M.M.Ankolkar   27 May 2022 7:04am
God Forbid if Student / s observed as + ve they can Study online. till the student or Teacher would be Free from such Viral Diseases by proper medications and Care.
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