The Centre had submitted an affidavit in which an expert group had found near the home for vaccination was better than door-to-door covid vaccination but the Centre still not allow door-to-door vaccination in many states
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday noted that many more lives would have been saved if the Center quickly decided on its policy of extending the door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination facility for the elderly and other people suffering from movement problems.
Chief Justice Dipankar Datta made the oral observation while hearing a PIL by advocates Dhruti Kapadia and Kunal Tiwari seeking door-to-door Covid vaccination with Justice G.S. Kulkarni. The court had noted that the Center had revised its policy and was making vaccinations available near people's homes. But still, it wanted the versions from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and the Center on vaccinations at the doorstep. The Center had submitted an affidavit that an expert group had found near-to-home vaccination was better than door-to-door vaccination. But with the Center still not ready to allow door-to-door vaccination in many states.
GDP had asked central and state governments for direction for door-to-door vaccination for citizens over the age of 75, people with disabilities, and real estate. GDP said Kerala has issued guidelines for door-to-door immunization of bedridden people, and Kashmiri nomads have also been inoculated. The High Court also wanted to know how a senior Maharashtra state politician could be vaccinated from home, and why couldn't one make a policy for it?
The court concluded the case wondering why it is only being done in Mumbai when it was being done in Kerala, Jharkhand, and elsewhere.