A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed by the petitioners in the Supreme Court in regard to seek direction for the medical careers of students returning from the war-hit zone of Ukraine in respect to their admission and continuation of their medical practices in near future.
The writ petition has been filed by Advocates Rana Sandeep Busa and Dr. Neetu Naidu Rayala for the foreign medical practitioners to seek for their fundamental rights that the constitution of India guarantees and protects it under Article 21- the protection of life and personal liberty. The lawyer in the petition pleads to provide Medical subject equivalency orientation program to the foreign medical students by admitting them into Indian Curriculum
The petition is in sought to all directional including Gol, the plea states, “It has to be taken into consideration that National Medical Commission has allowed Foreign Medical Graduates to complete their Internship in India due to the on-going war between Ukraine and Russia, so in this backdrop the government must consider the plight of the Medical students who were forced to flee for their lives leaving behind their Medical Education in between and returned back to India because of the ongoing war.”
Another petition also has been filed by Pravasi Legal Cell before the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the center in this regard. The petition filed in the top court says the Union government has done tremendous job in bringing Indian students back home, but they are being deprived of their fundamental right to education.
The plea said “ the National Medical Commission has allowed foreign medical graduates to complete their internship in India due to the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia, So the government must step into the plight of these medical students and provide necessary integration of foreign medical students into the Indian medical curriculum”.
As, the education is under attack, a lot of Indian students studying in Ukraine have been displaced from their medical universities and are forced to leave behind their medical courses in between and this war has caused the Indian medical students huge financial, mental, physical hardship including academic breakdown so the petition urges the government to consider its prior duty to indulge this students into India medical curriculum.