‘BMC will be allowed for door-to-door vaccination. Don’t wait for Centre’s permission’, says Mumbai HC

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Deccan Express

The Mumbai High Court on Wednesday (Dec. 19) expressed displeasure over the central government’s stance on door-to-door vaccination. How to vaccinate people who cannot be brought out of the house? The High Court asked whether the central government would consider this.

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The bench asked whether the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC) is ready to go door-to-door to vaccinate the bed-ridden, elderly and disabled persons. Considering the facts about such persons, we will allow the Municipal Corporation for this vaccination. Let’s issue such an order. The bench also said that there was no need to wait for the permission of the central government.

On Covid vaccination campaign Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish Kulkarni’s court bench on Wednesday recorded important observations. The indifference shown by the central government towards home vaccination in exceptional circumstances. There was strong resentment over it.

Transportation is arranged for the elderly and persons with disabilities to go to the vaccination center for vaccination. But the committee set up by the central government does not seem to have considered why it is necessary to vaccinate such people from door to door.

The committee will have many experts in the field, but they have zero knowledge of the situation on the ground. The bench also slammed the Center and the committee, saying that the expert committee may not have been properly informed of the earlier High Court order.

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