For now, she is looking forward to starting her MD course, and is hoping to switch to radiology, which she prefers to pathology. But as Cooling Sports Towels Manufacturers would have it, she has completed her MBBS course scoring a first class and is soon going to start her MD in pathology at KEM College in the city.Her father is now 79 and her mother 50 years old. It will take another three years to complete her postgraduation. “And the most significant gift from life has been that I am actually able to inspire people to do so.“Moreover, the course started in June, while due to my court case I could join only in August so I was already stressed over coping with the missed lectures.
Roshan said once she got used to the obvious difficulties, she never felt her handicap come in the way of her course.And she has achieved all this despite the accident in 2008 — Roshan got pushed out of an overcrowded suburban train and lost both her legs.“It felt like life was over. The elevator was not always available,” Roshan said. “He met the Union health minister and got the norms modified to do away with the maximum limit in the handicapped category,” Roshan said. Her youngest sister is doing a course in textiles.15 per cent in her Class X board exams and cleared the state medical entrance test with flying colours.“But Chief Justice Mohit Shah said if I can come to court so many times to fight my case, there is no reason why I should not be able to attend classes in college,” she recalled.
Dr Roshan Jawwad with her parentsRoshan was initially denied admission to the MBBS course.Mumbai: Daughter of a vegetable seller in Mumbai’s western suburb of Jogeshwari, Roshan Jawwad wanted to become a paramedic to contribute to her family’s meagre income.Plans to work for the poorRoshan bounced back within three months of her accident and gave her Class XI examination at Bandra’s Anjuman-i-Islam college without wasting a year. She would travel to her college in a wheelchair and her mother would carry her up three floors to the examination hall in her arms.When she started studying MBBS at KEM College in central Mumbai in August 2011, Roshan for a bit # feared that all the others who dissuaded her might have been right.She fondly recalls how Congress MLA Amin Patel came forward and offered financial assistance for her MBBS studies.“Their argument was that MBBS is both mentally and physically stressful. But besides that, I was quite alright,” Roshan said. This time, however, BJP parliamentarian Kirit Somaiya took up her cause.7KShares. Those who came to see me also expressed concern about things like how will I get married, how I will only become a burden on my parents etc,” she said. While two of her siblings are already working, her immediate priority is to join them in becoming a breadwinner for the family.“I remember his words. Ten years later when you would have achieved something great, they will all eat their words,” she said. Once in the hospital, I was devastated to learn that I am going to lose both my legs,” Roshan, now 25, told ThePrint.“When I fell out of the train, I had a feeling that I have lost one knee, but thought that the other knee had just suffered injuries. She scored 92. I want to work as a doctor for such people,” Roshan said.
Roshan Jawwad’s immediate priority is to contribute to her family’s meagre income; she also wants to build a hospital in UP’s Azamgarh, her hometown. Please subscribehere.”ThePrint’s YouTube channel is now active and buzzing. Students have to rush for classes from one building to another, climb long flights of stairs, stand for hours and so on,” said Roshan.There was just one aspect of her MBBS course when she would be slightly frustrated — when it came to removing her shoes before stepping into the outpatient department. But her journey to being a doctor was far from easy, not because of her intellect or physical disability, but because she had to fight set rules and regulations and force a change. But all my teachers and fellow students were very helpful and soon I got used to the grind,” she added.Fighting the oddsShe initially tried commuting from her house in Jogeshwari to her college in Parel, a good 20 km away, daily, but within three months got a hostel accommodation close by.Her mother counselled her and it was her doctor, Sanjay Kantharia, who gave her the inspiration to not just move on after her accident, but aim higher and become the first doctor in the family, Roshan said.“I obviously could not remove my shoes, so I had to pack my prosthetics every time we had to go inside the operation theatre. As per rules, students with up to 70 per cent disability can study to be a doctor and in Roshan’s case, it was 88 per cent disability. But, determined to not let this be an impediment to her ambitions, the young girl knocked on the doors of the Bombay High Court.“I cannot put into words what my parents, especially my mother, has done for me,” Roshan said.She finished her MBBS in 2016, and had to put up a fight once again to secure admission for an MD course.A bright studentRoshan, the third of four siblings, was always bright at academics. “Initially, it really was difficult to shuttle between classes.Dr Roshan Jawwad treating a patientHer ultimate dream is to build a hospital in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh where her family comes from.“My most important learning from life has been that — never stop looking for that ray of hope,” Roshan said. She hasn’t been there in the past 10 years, but from what her parents tell her, the village lacks proper healthcare facilities, she said. She didn’t have her prosthetic legs until her Class XII exams got over.“I have seen the kind of hardships that people coming from my type of financial background have to face. He said: ignore what people are saying now