Deccan Express: The Maharashtra government on Wednesday informed the Bombay High Court that the state won’t seek the Centre’s approval to start home vaccination of specially-abled persons. The first such a drive will begin in Pune on experimental basis.
Recently The public health department had informed the high court that it desired to propose home vaccination for persons who can not move out of the home due to various reasons. To do so it will sent a proposal to centre for further approval. The HC questioned the need of the centre’s nod in the matter.
A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish S Kulkarni was hearing a PIL which sought directions for the Centre, state government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to provide door-to-door vaccination facility for those aged over 75, specially-abled and bedridden.
Today, Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni submitted that the state won’t seek the Centre’s approval for home vaccination for differently-abled. The state will also conduct the drives on an experimental basis.
According to him, the government have selected Pune only because of the success of previous experiments of drives for students going abroad. According to Kumbhakoni they will implement home vaccination for immobile based and before that inviting suggestions from citizens.