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'Door-to- Door Vaccination Could Have Saved Many Lives', Bombay High Court to Centre

Lawstreet Journal 17 May 2021 6:30pm

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On Wednesday (May 12, 2021), the Bombay High Court ruled that, if few months ago the  Centre had implemented a door-to-door vaccination policy for the elderly and bedridden, several lives could have been saved.

The bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni questioned the Centre's reluctance on the issue of door-to-door inoculation after the Additional Solicitor General stated that even in the Supreme Court, the Union had opposed it. 

"Many of our great prominent citizens could have been saved if we had this door-to-door vaccination some time ago. I'm not taking names of people from all walks of life. There was definitely something that could have been done," Justice Kulkarni stated. 

During the hearing, it was revealed that Assistant Government Pleader GW Mattos had died. He  had practised for several decades in the Bombay High Court. 

Meanwhile,  the centre was questioned by the Chief Justice  for failing to put anything on record to show that it had reconsidered its vaccination policy, despite the ASG's statement to that effect during the previous hearing.

Before ordering the Additional Solicitor General  to file an affidavit for  the next hearing, the Chief Justice asked him, 

"You said there would be a re-look (at the policy), where is the re-look? On April 22, When we passed the order , your Government should have considered it either way; why wait until the filing of an affidavit in Supreme Court?" 

The bench was hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by two lawyers, Dhruti Kapadia and Kunal Tiwari, seeking door-to-door vaccination service… Continue Reading...


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