Thalassemic's dream about to come true

Thalassemic's dream about to come true

“After I came to know through the media reports that the Prime Minister had stepped in and approved my selection, I got in touch with the Department of Personnel and Training, where the officials told me that my case was considered very seriously after which the go ahead was given. They told me that they will be communicating me the formal order very shortly,” Panchkula-based Sukhsohit said.

Rejected by the medical board at Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital to join any branch of the civil services as he was suffering from the rare genetic disorder, 25-year-old Singh said his appointment had been cleared following a fresh DoPT recommendation to the Prime Minister favouring his selection.

“After my case was rejected by the medical board, I had approached many union ministers including Dinesh Trivedi and Ambika Soni, who had extended all help to me,” he said.

“Ambika ji had earlier said the whole case needs to be dealt with a humanistic touch. She had also written a letter to the PMO in connection with my case,” said Sukhsohit, whose father M S Bawa is a wing commander in the Indian Air Force and brother Mukhmohit Singh is a doctor.

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