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Delhi HC Orders UPSC to Include Pulmonary Expertat the Army Hospital (R&R) for medical examination of recruits [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 8 Sep 2020 1:12am

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The Delhi High Court recently directed the UPSC to include a pulmonary expert in medical examination of recruits. The HC ordered so in the case of Kartikeya Arora v/s Union of India to include a pulmonary expert and to constitute a medical board at Army Hospital, New Delhi. 

The petition was filed before the court to issue a writ of mandamus and certiorari as the petitioner was declared unfit because of “right-sided pleural diffusion” (a type of fluid between the tissues that lines the lungs and chest). The Petitioner (Kartikeya Arora) qualifies for the post of Assistant Commandant in CAPF by giving the UPSC exam and was eligible for Physical and Medical test. The written was scheduled on 18-08-2019 whereas the medical examination was scheduled on 16-12-2019 to 18-12-2019.  In the medical examination, he was declared unfit citing the reason as “right-sided pleural diffusion”. 

On observing this he reached RMB or Review Medical Board. And according to the guidelines of RMB, he again underwent a medical examination on 20-12-2019 in Safdarjung Hospital where he was examined by a physician and was declared fit with a remark that “there was no evidence of pleural fluid”. He again appeared before the RMB after the examination in the Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi and was again rejected on 4th March 2020 on the grounds of pleural thickening and post tuberculosis. 

The learned counsel for Petitioner submitted that he (Mr. Kartikeya Arora) had never suffered from any form of TB but he suffered from ‘healed empyema’ due… Continue Reading...

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