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Micromanagement by judiciary not required: Bombay High Court asks state to consider suggestions on COVID-19 vaccination process [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 12 Jun 2021 3:30pm

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The Bombay High Court on Wednesday (June 8, 2021) directed the State Government to consider the measures suggested by a PIL Petitioner concerning the issues being faced by citizens to register for COVID-19 vaccination on the Cowin App. The order came in the Court’s order considering a Public Interest Litigation. (Yogeeta R. Vanzara v. The Union of India & Ors.)

The division bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni also directed the State to adopt such measures if workable and not wait for the court’s orders.

Pointing out the irregularities in the administration of vaccines, the petitioners submitted that since vaccination slots were not being disclosed beforehand, citizens had to waste their time checking for slots throughout the day. 

Citing the example of districts such as Kolhapur, Nandurbad, and Gadchiroli, Advocate Jamsheed Master appearing for the petitioner informed the Court that these districts published vaccine slots in advance to enable citizens to apply for leaves beforehand. 

He submitted that the petitioner’s primary prayer remains to open booking slots in advance or at a fixed time so that people don’t have to spend long hours waiting for slots to open. 

He also pointed out that people between the age of 18 to 44 years suffering from comorbidities were at a greater risk of contracting the virus and hence needed to be given preferential treatment. 

In response, Justice G S Kulkarni said that along with the opening of slots, the availability of vaccines also needs to… Continue Reading...


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