The Gauhati High Court has pulled up the Assam government over the vaccination of those persons in the state, who do not have proper identification documents.
The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Manash Ranjan Pathak passed the order on July 30 over a PIL filed by Sourav Paul. The High Court, after hearing the submission from J. I. Borbhuiya, counsel for the petitioner, and D. Upamanyu, Standing Counsel, Health and Family Welfare Department, directed the Health and Family Welfare Department of Assam to file an affidavit within two weeks in respect of vaccination status of persons not having proper identification documents.
“The Standing Counsel, Health & Family Welfare Department, shall file an affidavit within two weeks apprising this Court as to how many persons, who are not having proper documents in support of their identification, have been vaccinated and, in that event, as to how the second dose of vaccination would be given to such persons and in what manner,” the order read.
The High Court listed the matter for August 16, for further hearing. Earlier on July 14, the High Court had directed the jail authorities to vaccinate inmates locked inside different jails of Assam against Covid-19.