Patan Appellate Court stays IoM directive to halt study of MBBS, BDS students


Republica National Daily

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 Patan Appellate Court on Friday issued an interim order  not to execute the directives from Institute of Medicine (IOM) to medical colleges to scrap the admissions of students enrolled in MBBS and BDS courses without or despite failing the entrance exams.

A division bench of Judges Mohan Bahadur Karki and Narayan Prasad Sah issued the interim order until the next hearing, stating that halting the study of already enrolled students would be against the principle of balance of convenience. The court has said that the students would have to suffer irreparable loss if the directive of the IOM is executed immediately. 

Jainauddin Ansari of National Medical College in Birgunj had filed the petition at the appellate court last week demanding interim order against the directives of the IOM.

Reportedly, National Medical College in Birgunj and Universal Medical College in Bhairahawa had enrolled a total of 41 students, who had either failed or did not appear in the entrance exams for medical studies. 

Ansari, in the petition, has claimed that all the students were enrolled through properly conducted entrance exams and argued that the IOM has breached its duty by issuing the directives.

He has named Tribhuvan University, Ministry of Education and the IOM as defendants in the case.