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Admission of persons with disabilities into nursing and midwifery courses: Progress made by the Indian Nursing Council

Hareesh Angothu, Sharad Philip, Revathi Somanathan, Krishnareddy Shanivaram Reddy, Deepak Jayarajan, Krishna Prasad Muliyala, Jagadisha Thirthalli

DOI: DOI:10.20529/IJME.2020.111


Abstract

The Medical Council of India (MCI) also restricted admissions under the PwD category to PwDs with a lower limb locomotor disability to comply with the Act. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016, which replaced the PwD Act, 1995, raised the minimum reservation to 5% for all government-funded institutions of higher education and extended this reservation to PwDs under 21 different clinical conditions, rather than the seven conditions included under the PwD Act, 1995. Following the enactment of the RPwD Act, 2016, the MCI issued regulations that allowed PwDs with locomotor disability and those with a few other types of disabilities in the range of 40%–80%, to pursue graduate and postgraduate medical courses, while the INC has not made any changes. This article addresses the complexities of inclusion of PwDs in the healthcare workforce, offers suggestions for inclusive measures; and compares the INC admission regulation released in 2019 to the MCI 2019 admission guidelines for graduate and postgraduate medical courses.

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