The Manipur High Court has recently closed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a direction to state authorities to carry out door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination on priority basis for the elderly and for persons with disabilities, who are unable to travel to vaccination centres.
Justice P.V. Kunhikrishnan observed that citizens need not be ashamed to carry a vaccination certificate with the photograph of the Prime Minister as he is the leader of the country and not of a political party.
The Supreme Court has issued notice on a plea seeking priority in vaccination for pregnant and lactating women filed by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Government of NCT Delhi, a statutory body created under the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005.
The plea in the Supreme Court had sought the elderly and the disabled, who couldn't go for vaccinations against Covid-19, should be administered the vaccines at home instead of their risking catching an infection. The bench said conditions are not the same across India for such an order and rejected it.
The Delhi government has apprised the Delhi High Court that the Centre has undertaken to supply Covid-19 vaccines to all State Governments free of cost, as per its 'Revised Guidelines’ issued on June 8, 2021.
The Delhi High Court will on Thursday continue hearing on a petition seeking directions to treat all persons with disabilities who qualify as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 on priority basis for administering Covid-19 vaccine, irrespective of their age.