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Supreme Court calls for uniform pricing policy for COVID vaccine across states, questions Centre on the dual procurement policy for vaccines

Lawstreet Journal 2 Jun 2021 10:11pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Supreme Court calls for uniform pricing policy for COVID vaccine across states, questions Centre on the dual procurement policy for vaccines

A bench of the apex court comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, L Nageshwar Rao and Ravindra Bhatt questioned the Central Government on the discrepancy in the policies of procurement of COVID-19 vaccine between states and the Centre.

The bench initiated the hearing of Suo moto proceeding on issues relating to supply of oxygen, drug and vaccine policy in relation to the COVID pandemic.

The Court said that "Centre says it gets vaccines at low pricing since it buys in bulk, if this is the rationale then why do states have the higher price? There needs to be one price for the vaccines across the nation. Pandemic has evolved in last two months. 

"In this case, if the purpose is to procure vaccines then why should the centre confine itself to only post 45 age people & leave pre 45 age entirely to state for arranging logistics. How do we look at the marginalised & economically weaker ones?," it further added.

The bench also questioned the Solicitor General appearing for the Centre about the registration for vaccine for all above 18 years of age and what would happen if a villager doesn’t carry a mobile? The SC also asked the Centre about its plan to address the digital divide and ensuring vaccines to the migrant workers.

Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta told the bench that ‘if a farmer doesn’t have a mobile then he can go to a centre and get registered and Regarding providing modes other than digital divide, CoWIN allows for the… Continue Reading...


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