Mumbai: The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court that it would start a home-bound program to administer anti-Covid vaccines to people who could not get out of bed early and would not wait for the approval of the central government for the same. On this, the court has asked the government why the approval of the Center is needed to start this program.
Court was hearing public interest litigation
The High Court was hearing a PIL filed by two petitioners Dhriti Kapadia and Kunal Tiwari, asking the Center and the state government to provide homes for senior citizens above 75 years of age, differently-abled, people who cannot get out of bed- Instructions have been given to start home vaccination.
Kerala, Jharkhand, House-to-house vaccine program already implemented in Bihar- High Court
The government had said in the affidavit filed that it would have to get approval from the central government before starting the door-to-door vaccination program. On this, the court had said that why approval is needed, when Kerala, Jharkhand, Bihar have already started door-to-door vaccination program.
High Court also cited media reports
Not only this, the High Court also highlighted some media reports, which said that doctors and nurses in the hilly region of Tripura are going to people’s homes for vaccination. The court has listed the matter in the judge’s chamber for further hearing today.