The Delhi High Court has said that it will no longer monitor a plea seeking reduction in the price of Covid-19 vaccines across the country and observed that Covid-19 vaccines are now being supplied free of cost to all states and Union Territories under the National Vaccination Programme.
The Central government has informed the Delhi High Court that it would undertake to supply Covid-19 vaccines free of cost to all states and union territories as part of the Revised Guidelines for implementation of Covid-19 Vaccination Programme issued in June this year.
The Supreme Court today has asked the petitioner to amend prayers in a plea seeking directions to the Centre to hand over the premises of the state-of-art vaccine manufacturer in Tamil Nadu, namely HLL Biotech Limited (HBL), on lease to the state of Tamil Nadu to produce Covid-19 vaccines
The development came after the Central Government Counsel Mr. Anurag Ahluwalia urged the Delhi High Court division bench comprising Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh to grant him time to seek instructions on the matter.
The Meghalaya High Court division bench heard a Suo Motu Public Interest Litigation (PIL) concerning orders issued by the State Government making vaccination mandatory for shopkeepers, vendors, local taxi drivers etc. before they can resume their businesses.