The country is witnessing a large outbreak of Coronavirus in India. The central government has given priority to senior citizens. However, they have to wait in line for COVID-19 Vaccination.
Mumbai: The country is witnessing a large outbreak of Coronavirus in India. The central government has given priority to senior citizens. However, there is strong resentment as they have to wait in line for COVID-19 vaccination. Meanwhile, some senior citizens are unable to go to the vaccination center. The High Court has slammed the central government for saying that many lives could have been saved if vaccination had been done at home. The Chief Justice also questioned why the central government is not actively implementing the door-to-door vaccination program. Dipankar Datta and Justice. Girish Kulkarni’s bench has done.
Lawyers Dhriti Kapadia and Kunal Tiwari had filed a public interest litigation in the High Court seeking vaccination of 75-year-olds, bedridden patients and disabled persons at their homes. During the hearing on this petition, the High Court has given a good answer by questioning the Central Government. The central government would have saved the lives of many senior citizens, especially prominent people in the community, if it had gone door-to-door a few months ago and vaccinated them against covid.
This time, the High Court has also given a reminder while slapping the Central Government. The court had on April 22 issued a notice to the central government. There were clear instructions to reconsider the door-to-door vaccination policy. However, after three weeks, the central government has not come up with a policy or said anything about it. Now the central government should take a decision on this and has directed to submit an affidavit in this regard by May 29.
The High Court has underlined a few things during the hearing. Some senior citizens and some wheelchair users are waiting at the vaccination center. Yabab’s photos have been seen. This is a heartbreaking picture. This is not a good thing. Seniors have a number of ailments and are at risk of contracting the corona virus by standing in line. They are taking this risk, the court said at the time.