Now, a fresh petition is expected to be filed in the Supreme Court to oppose the NEET ordinance.
Dubbing as 'lame and frivolous' the government's stand on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Sanklap Charitable Trust will file a fresh petition in the Supreme Court to oppose the ordinance while alleging it is against the Constitution, law and separation of power aimed at eventually stalling reforms in medical fields.
Amit Kumar, the lawyer for Sanklap Charitable Trust, says, "The ordinance is also against the balance which is there in our Constitution because the executive cannot overwrite the decision of the judiciary by ordinance that is against the Constitution, adding the decision of the judiciary is final and binding."
"What the ordinance is saying that the decision of the Supreme Court will not be enforced for period of one year. This kind of ordinance has never been issued in our history and, therefore, this ordinance will be challenged as early as possible as and when it is promulgated and notified in the gazette," he added.
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday had said that the government was clear from the very beginning and has always been in favour of NEET.
President Pranab Mukherjee earlier signed the ordinance to keep state boards out of NEET for MBBS and dental courses for this year.
The ordinance on NEET is aimed at partially overturning an apex court order that had taken into account the multiple medical entrance tests by states and private colleges as well as allegations of corruption.
As per the directives of the Honourable Supreme Court in its judgment dated,25.9.87, in writ petition No. 348-352 of 1985, all the State Governments, Medical Institutions and Universities are required to amend their rules and regulations to introduce a uniform residency scheme by 1993
“A uniform practice has to be evolved so that the discipline would be introduced. We accordingly allow the present arrangement to continue for a period of five yearsI.e. upto 1992 inclusive. For admission beginning from 1993 there would be only onepattern. All Universities and institutions shall take timely steps to bring about such amendments as may be necessary to bring statutes, regulations, and rules obtaining in their respective institutions in accord with this direction before the end of 1991 so that there may be no scope for raising of any dispute in regard to the matter.The uniform pattern has to be implemented for 1993. It is proper that one uniform system is brought into vogue throughout the co…
SERVICES IN the northern region’s premier health institute — PGIMER — were hit Monday as more than 1,200 resident doctors went on a flash strike after one of them was assaulted by a patient’s attendant. The patient, a 72-year-old woman from Ludhiana, died during treatment late Sunday evening. The strike affected thousands of patients who came to PGIMER OPDs from various states including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir. The situation looks set to continue as talks between hospital administration and doctors on Monday failed to end the strike. PGIMER has threatened to act against the doctors if they do not return to work on Tuesday. The hospital authorities announced that OPD registration would close at 9 am on Tuesday in view of the ongoing strike. On a normal day, OPD registration continues until 11 am. It was probably for the first time in the history of PGIMER that its main entrance gates were shut for more than two hours late Sunday night and patients were sent bac…
Who should draw the blood sample of a patient: the doctor or the nurse? There seems to be a tug of war between doctors and nurses over this with the administration failing to clarify the issue.
Resident doctors have, in fact, gone ahead and declared they would stop doing it from August 26.
"No resident will draw blood samples of patients or generate barcodes as it is the duty of the nursing staff. It is for the administration to make sure that the nursing staff adhere to their duties and that patient care as well as resident training are not compromised," AIIMS RDA wrote to the director on Tuesday.
RDA general secretary Dr Harjit Singh Bhatti said resident doctors now have to generate barcodes too.
"We end up spending most of our time in the morning drawing and sending samples alone. There is little time left to look at in-patients and addressing their grievances and we have to rush to OPD," he said.
In the US and other developed nations, Dr Singh added, hospitals …