Three months ago Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Bombay High Court in a way to provide doorstep Covid 19 vaccination for the elderly and the bedridden citizens. Recently it was stated by the Government of Maharashtra and the Mumbai Civic Administration to the court that they will be launching a drive in the city of Mumbai on August 1 to inoculate 3,505 bed-ridden, people who can’t walk, are incurably ill and physically disabled Covid 19 vaccination in their homes.
Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Kulkarni from the High Court bench who have conducted more than 17 hearings on this case, responded to the surety by stating that “There was a large number of assumptions of such people from the central policy we record our gratification that the state has done its chunk.”
“The policy is all framed just the final touch is to be given” stated the State Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni. “My health department has given green-lit to the plan and is going to start the home delivery of the Covid 19 vaccination from August 1,” said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s
(BMC) Senior Counsel Anil Sakhare.
The Public Interest Litigation was filed by two advocates Dhruti Kapadia and Kunal Tiwari to bring the doorstep inoculation drive for the people who are physically disabled and can’t reach out to the vaccination centres and neither be transported there. “The state has increased the people who will be included in the drive,” said the Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni.