Sankalp Trust has filed a petition at the
Supreme Court with regard to the 5,000 vacant seats that have been discovered in
the medical and dental colleges across the states. The petition has made an
appeal to the Supreme Court to direct the medical and dental colleges to fill
all the vacant seats, given the dearth of doctors in the country.
"We calculated the vacant seats listed
on various states websites and realised as many as 5000 seats are not filled.
Our society needs doctors and we cannot afford to miss a single seat,"
said Dr Gulshan Garg of the Sankalp Trust, according to a popular news daily.
The petition has appealed the Supreme court
to ensure that by means of centralized counselling and NEET merit list, vacant
seats in the medical and dental colleges across the states should be filled.
According to the petition, such a situation
has arisen due to the complexities created by the NEET and its delayed
finalization of the last date of admission procedure, which was September 30
The petition filed in this regard will be
heard on October 28. Noted lawyer Prashant Bhushant will represent the case. The
study materials prescribed for the NEET exams are based on the NCERT syllabus. NEET
will be responsible for conducting MBBS and BDS examinations across the states.