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Kerala HC seeks a time period from the Centre within which the vaccines can be delivered to the state

Lawstreet Journal 19 May 2021 1:55am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Kerala HC seeks a time period from the Centre within which the vaccines can be delivered to the state

The Kerala HC went through a PIL on 14th of May, 2021, which was filed by a bunch of lawyers of the Software Law Center criticizing the Centre’s Liberalized pricing and manufacturing policy.

During the hearing, the state attorney prays to the Court to direct the Centre to supply the vaccines to the state. 

“We want as much vaccine as possible, whether it’s from Russia or Cuba...”, submitted the State Attorney.

The Division Bench consisted of Justices Raja Vijayaraghavan and MR Anitha. The Bench asked the Centre to provide it with a time frame within which the vaccines will be supplied to the State.

The Counsel representing Centre, K Rajkumar, submits before the court that they seek time and will file a statement on this aspect by Friday next week.

The petition was brought before the court by Dr. K Aravindan, a member of the expert panel on COVID-19, formulated by the Government of Kerala and Dr. Praveen G Pai, a public health specialist, who were represented by Advocate Prashanth S along with lawyers of Software Freedom Law Centre. The primary aim of the petition is criticizing the charges of vaccinations of the age group 18-44 and the differential pricing structure followed between the Centre and the State.

The counsel appearing on behalf of the petitioner, Adv. Prashanth S, on 14th May, vociferously sought for a transfer of technology and patent rights involved in Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. A conversation by VK Paul of the Niti Aayog was brought into consideration to prove that the manufacturers willing… Continue Reading...

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