The State government through Advocate General Kamal Trivedi responded that the State is at the mercy of manufacturers.
The Gujarat High Court noted in passing on Wednesday that based on the rate at which the State government is acquiring vaccinations, achieving the requisite targets could take up to five years.
The comments came after the State government, through Advocate General (AG) Kamal Trivedi, told the Court that the state has received 16 lakh vaccination doses in May and will receive 10.7 lakh in June. The Bench said, "That means you have a five-year strategy."
The AG said, "We are at the mercy of the manufacturers."
Suo motu, the Bench of Justices Bela M Trivedi and Bhargav D Karia was hearing a case involving COVID-19 management difficulties. According to the Advocate General, the Government of India has stipulated that vaccine manufacturers not distribute more than 50% of their vaccinations to any single state.
"What's the harm in requesting a global tender? Why can't the government make an effort? "The Bench had a question. “Pfizer and Moderna are unwilling to work with the state government. They just want to communicate with the federal government "The Attorney General responded. The hearing is in progress.