The Delhi High Court to hear a plea by an octogenarian woman seeking formulation of a door-to-door vaccination policy for super-senior and bed-ridden citizens residing at Delhi on an urgent basis.
The matter is listed before the Bench comprising Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh.
Filed as public interest litigation by an 84-year-old Ms. Dhiraj Aggarwal through Counsel Manan Aggarwal. The petitioner belongs to a vulnerable part of the population and is at high risk of being exposed to the Covid-19 virus if she goes to the vaccination center. In addition, the petitioner is suffering from Arthritis and is mostly bed-ridden.
Placing reliance on various print and online media publications, the plea contended that some States and UTs including Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand have started door-to-door vaccination campaigns in the past couple of months. Also, countries like Singapore and Australia have put in place a system to vaccinate senior/bed-ridden citizens at their homes under the supervision of a team of a doctor and a nurse.
The petitioner sent a representation to the Union and the Delhi Government on May 22’ 2021 to introduce a helpline number for registration of Covid-19 vaccine as also a policy for door-to-door vaccination. The plea averred that denial of these facilities to super senior and bed-ridden citizens in Delhi is against the fundamental right to life of a citizen.
In this regard, the plea sought a direction to introduce a helpline number for registration of Covid-19 vaccine and a door-to-door vaccination policy for super senior and bed-ridden citizens in Delhi.