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“Ensure That Elderly Citizens are not Made to Stand in Long Queues at the Vaccination Centres”: Bombay HC Orders in PIL [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 24 May 2021 6:04pm

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The Bombay High Court on Thursday (20/05/2021) directed the government to ensure that elderly citizens are not made to wait in long queues to get their Covid-19 vaccines. The directions came in the court's order after considering two separate Public Interest Litigations (Siddharth Chandrashekar v. Union of India & Yogeeta R. Vanzara v. Union of India).

The matter was heard by a division bench comprising Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G. S. Kulkarni.

The petitions pointed out the irregularities in the administration of the Covid-19 vaccines. Advocate Jamshed Master appearing for the petitioner in one of the Public Interest Litigation submitted that in some places, the citizens with spot registration for vaccination is preferred over citizens allotted specific time slots through the CoWin platform. The pre-registered citizens, it was argued, was made to return on a different day, citing a shortage of doses.

The court's attention was also drawn to several issues with the CoWin Platform. Advocate Master submitted that the vaccination slots become available at random times in a day, and the people are made to sit days in front of a computer screen to secure a slot. It was also submitted that the captcha code in the platform is not read correctly 9 out of 10 times.

It was further submitted that people are turned away at the vaccination centres even after getting a confirmed slot as vaccines were given to walk-in recipients. The counsel referred to the case of former Indian Cricket Captain Nariman Contractor,… Continue Reading...

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