#BombayHighCourt is hearing the plea seeking door-to-door #COVIDVaccination for citizens above 75 years of age and those who are specially-abled or bed-ridden.

Adv Dhruti Kapadia submits that Kerala has been conducting vaccination for bed-ridden people.

She also submits a compilation where she has given details of other places in the country where door to door vaccination was tried.

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Kapadia shows the notification of the Kerala government for vaccination of bedridden patients above 45 years of age.

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She also points out that Vasai Virar Municipal corporation in Maharastra has begun door to door vaccination.

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Court asks Sr Adv Anil Sakhare: You submitted last time that we will do when the Central govt permits you to do.
At the beginning of this drive, we saw a senior political member get vaccination. It came in newspaper. Who did it? Corporation or State government?

Sakhare seeks time to get instructions.

Court: Either the defence can be that you have given him a different vaccine. Or you have nothing to do with it.
Then we will ask State.

Sakhare: I will take instructions and inform tomorrow.

Court: We want to know today. We are hearing the matter today. We are saying you are model for the entire country. We are appreciating for your efforts. Did Kerala wait for Central government?

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Court (to ASG Anil Singh): You have taken a decision for near to door vaccination. You have agreed that COVID is the common enemy. You must consider the battle as a surgical strike!

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Court: We know the areas and the people who may be carrying the virus. We should go to borders and fight!
We see that that decisions are being taken by the Centre, but they are delayed.
So many states are doing this, why not make it uniform for all states?

ASG: We are concerned and we have taken efforts with this guidelines. Just some time may be given.

Court: Have we ever refused a prayer for grant of time? This is a decision to be taken by expert bodies, we are no experts!

#BombayHighCourt #COVIDVaccination
Court: What is your response to the Kerala notification? It is known to all.
Jammu Kashmir, Ranchi is doing it. Vasai Virar is doing it. Orissa started it, but it was shut down.

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Court: Gather information from the four states and come up with something from them.
We indicated our mind to the BMC, they failed to live up to our expectations!

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Court: A senior politician got it. If it is selective, then we have to come down hard. It cannot be selective!

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Kapadia reads out the general guidelines which have been adopted by the centres where the door to door vaccination was being conducted.

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Court (To ASG): These corporations have gone ahead. The Centre should consider the sentiments of not just the bed-ridden people but also their family member. How do you tackle this situation where people sitting in homes get black fungus? They have diabetes.

Court (To Sakhare) There is a compilation before us. At page 12, there is a report that Mumbai seeks permission for door to door vaccination plan and Centre says no. This was in March. Is it true?

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Sakhare: I will put this to him. The affidavit of Corporation does not indicate that.

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Court (to Singh): BMC is wiling to do. The corporations are doing it. You are saying no. They are conducting door to door.
If there is a national policy that governments need your approval, then that applies to all.

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Court: Kerala, Bihar is doing it. Mumbai is asking for your permission.

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ASG submits from the petition that Maharashtra had never applied for permission to them.

Court: Ok, but this is from newspaper reports. Those are merely food for thought.

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Court: Hence we have asked for information from Sakhare.

Corut (to Govt Pleader Geeta Shastri): Did Maharashtra govt also apply?

Shastri says she will take instruction.

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Lawyers seek time till Friday to get instructions.

Court permits: We trust the government, we want them to come up with a sound policy. Considering the situation in the country, it is happening in South, in North, in Far East, why not in the West?

Court to hear the matter on Friday.
Hearing ends.

#BombayHighCourt #COVIDVaccination

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