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Psychiatry as a PG Course Must Be Implemented In Every Medical College: Madras HC

The Madras High Court in K.R Raja Vs the State of Tamil Nadu & Ors. -W. P 16484 of 2020- while hearing the petitioner’s plea to setup a medical wing in Trichy Central Prison or Madurai Central Prison exclusively to provide mental health care facilities to the prisoners with mental illness and with round the clock availability of treatment as per Mental Health Care Act, 2017, commented on the severe lack of psychiatrists in the country. The court ruled that psychiatrists are the need of the hour and it is essential that psychiatry as a subject should be introduced in every medical college.

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Right to Higher Education Not Fundamental Right But Affirmative State Obligation: SC

The Supreme Court of India has held that even though the right to pursue higher (professional) education is not a fundamental right under the Constitution, the Government has an obligation to facilitate access to education, at all levels, while cautioning that the Government should not consider their responsibility as “generosity”.

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SC Grants Relief to Medical Post-Doctoral Candidate Unable to Submit Passing Certificate Before the Deadline as Covid-19 Delayed His Exams

Supreme Court in All India Institute Of Medical Sciences Vs. U. Asha & Ors. — Special Leave to Appeal (C) No(s). 12338/2021, directed All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi, to allow a Final Year MD student and doctor to participate in the counselling for Post-Doctoral Course and admit him in the vacant seat available. The student could not acquire the certificate of passing the MD exams as the exams were delayed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The court noted that this direction is in light of peculiar facts of the case and the same shall not be treated as the precedent. 

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