Mumbai: A Thane-based female medical student, suffering from asthma, has been granted an admission transfer by the Bombay high court. She was transferred from the Government Medical College of Miraj, Sangli to the Rajiv Gandhi Medical College Kalwa, Thane. Both colleges had approved of her transfer but the state had opposed it, saying it was not possible as per rule. The state said that university recommendations are not binding but court refused to hear that saying, the Medical Council of India (MCI) is the final authority in these matter.
The petitioner had appeared for the state Common Entrance Test (CET) in the general category in 2016 and got admission in the Government Medical College, Miraj. She also cleared the first year of her medical course. However, she wanted a shift to another medical college in Mumbai or Thane. A seat was available in the Rajiv Gandhi Medical Hospital Kalwa. However, since the vacancy became available after a student from the college shifted to another college, it was to be established whether such a seat could be considered as a vacant seat for accommodating the petitioner or not.
The student was granted NOC by the University as is required under the regulations framed by the MCI. The petitioner also possesses the medical certificate issued by the Medical Board certifying that she is suffering from bronchitis asthma, recommending the place of study of the petitioner needs to be changed.