Panchkula: A ray of hope has finally come in for thalassemic patient Sukhsohit Singh who cleared Civil Services Examination and got 42nd rank.

After the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sukhsohit hopes that he will soon be inducted as an IAS officer.

The draft bill has many provisions for thalassemic patients, including the proposal to make all government offices friendly for physically handicapped people.

“If the government passes the bill, it will be of great help for the thalassemic patients who aspire to become IAS officers,” said Sukhsohit Singh.

Resident of Panchkula, he was one-and-a-half year old when he was diagnosed thalassaemia major in 1985.

Suffering from this genetic disorder, Sukhsohit Singh last year cleared civil services examination and applied for jobs in three areas- Indian Defence Accounts Services, Indian Railways Accounts Services and Railway Personnel Services.

However, he was considered medically unfit, on the basis of New Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital’s report which declared him a thalassemia patient.

He demanded that his case should be reviewed after taking opinions from experts from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and PGI, Chandigarh.

Apart from this, Union Ministers Dinesh Trivedi, Ambika Soni also intervened and called for justice for Sukhsohit.

JPN/Bureau