Gauhati HC directive to Assam health dept.

first_imgThe Gauhati HC has directed the Assam government’s health department to ensure examination of a thalassemic patient and issue a disability certificate being sought by her to apply for a UGC fellowship to pursue her Ph.D studies.The court observed that the petitioner, Sabrina Beguma, was suffering from thalassemia, which is a recognised specified disability as per the schedule to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. Besides, she also belongs to the OBC category.Justice Ujjal Bhuyan also directed the UGC authorities to consider the case of the petitioner and extend the deadline of the application for her by another seven days from December 24 to December 31, 2018. The Judge directed Ms. Begum to appear before the Joint Director of Health Services Kamrup (Metro) within seven days for examination. If she satisfies the criteria, the certificate of disability should be issued to the petitioner within seven days from the date of appearance.last_img

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