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Karnataka High Court rings alarm bells over COVID-19 vaccine shortage and provision of second dose

Lawstreet Journal 14 May 2021 9:27pm

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The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 directed the state government to place on record a road map by Thursday (May 13, 2021) on how it proposes to provide vaccination to everyone in the state.

A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar said "We direct the state government to place on record a road map showing how it is going to provide vaccine to beneficiaries, who have taken first dose and second dose is overdue? How is the state government going to provide a second dose to those who have taken first dose? How the state government is going to achieve the target of vaccinating those above the age of 45 years? How is it going to cover weaker sections of the society by getting them vaccinated? The State government must come out with a road map by day after tomorrow."

The court in its order noted, "We must record that it is a well-accepted fact that vaccination is a major step which is required to be taken to prevent the spread of covid-19. However, facts and figures brought on record show that the situation of availability of vaccines in the state of Karnataka is disturbing." 

It added, "If the present scenario continues the vaccination drive will be completely ineffective in the state."

During the hearing the court orally said that "Vaccination is the only solution to prevent from third wave or any other wave. It is the obligation of the state to provide a vaccine. Nobody… Continue Reading...


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