Why door-to-door vaccination is not possible? High Court pulls up Centre
New Delhi : Bombay High Court on Saturday pulled up the Central government over its current vaccination policy which claims that door-to-door vaccination is not possible. The HC gave examples of states like Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir where door-to-door vaccination has been done successfully.
A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni said that they are unable to understand what the problem with Centre in door-to-door vaccination is. The bench asked the Union to make a sound decision on its current policy.
“How is it that individual states like Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir have introduced and are successfully doing door-to-door vaccination? What is the Centre’s comment on the Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir pattern?” the bench asked.
“We are not able to understand what the Centre’s problem was. Why don’t you (Union) communicate with these states and if it appeals to you, then you can ask other states also to start the same drive, the court said, slamming the Centre’s policy.
Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi had recently announced that the Centre will be purchasing 75% of the total vaccine produce in India and will give it to states free of cost.
25 percent of the vaccines can be acquired by the private hospitals directly from the manufacturers.