Health & Wellness

Depression During COVID-19 A Serious Illness: Gujarat HC

BP World Bureau | Sep 03 2021 11:26:59 AM
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Gujarat High Court ruled that depression can be classified as a serious illness, especially during the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus disease) pandemic.

The high court made his observation while setting aside the cancellation of a student's admission, who failed to appear for exams due to mental health problems. 

The student who studied in Surat-based Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) had failed to earn 25 credits which are required for for getting promoted to next semester and his admission was canceled as a result. 

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The student said that he was dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts. 

He challenged the cancellation saying he was battling depressive episodes from January 2020 till the mid of year.