New Delhi: Don’t treat young doctors as football in the game of power, the Supreme Court said on Monday, warning the Centre that it may pass strictures if it is not satisfied with justification for last minute changes to the NEET Super Speciality Examination 2021 syllabus.
The apex court said it will not allow these young doctors to be placed in the hands of some insensitive bureaucrats, and asked the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), National Medical Commission (NMC) and National Board of Examination (NBE) to put their house in order .
A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and B V Nagarathna asked Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the Centre, to hold a meeting with other two authorities within a week.
Better come with some strong reasons as if we are not satisfied, we will pass structures, it said.
Don’t treat these young doctors as footballs in the game of power. Hold the meeting and put your house in order. We will not allow the lives of these young doctors to be placed in the hands of some insensitive bureaucrats, it added.
The top court was hearing a plea of 41 Post Graduate doctors who have challenged the last minute changes made to the syllabus after the notification for examination was issued.
At the outset, senior advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for the young doctors, said that there is urgency in the matter and they have filed a written submission also in the matter.
Advocate Gaurav Sharma, appearing for NMC, said that they would like to file reply in the matter and sought adjournment of one week. PTI