Breaking News SC flays Centre over lack of parity in vaccination,...

SC flays Centre over lack of parity in vaccination, wants complete data

-

New Delhi, June 2 (ILNS): The Supreme Court today called the Centre’s policy to allow free vaccination of health workers, frontline workers and those in above 45 age group, but permit private hospitals to charge those in 18-45 age group as arbitrary and irrational. The apex court said that the issue of vaccination is absolutely essential and termed it as he “singular most important task” for the governments.
The top court referred to Union Budget 2021-22 which earmarked Rs 35,000 crore for procuring vaccines. It asked the Centre to clarify as to “How these funds have been spent so far and why these funds cannot be utilised for vaccinating all (free of cost) in the 18-44 group.”
The court asked the Centre to provide data on percentage of population that has been vaccinated (both single and double dose) and indicate the percentage of rural population which have been vaccinated so far.
Court sought complete data on Central government’s purchase history of all Covid-19 vaccines – Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V – till date and indicate the date of placing order, quantity of vaccine ordered and projected date of supply. ILNS\SS\SJ

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

NCDRC enhanced the cost imposed on Hinduja Hospital from Rs 25,000 to Rs 3,51,000 for negligent services

New Delhi, Jul 17(ILNS) The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) enhanced the cost of Rs 25000/...

Allahabad HC issues notice to BCI on a PIL seeking to re-frame rules re advocates dress code as per the weather of the country.

Allahabad, Jul 17(ILNS) The Allahabad High Court has issued a notice to the Central Government, BCI and to...

2 defeated BJP candidates file election pleas before Calcutta HC

Kolkata, Jul 17 (ILNS): The Calcutta High Court has issued notices on the...

NGT directs remedial action against DSP Associates, Sonipat for illegal mining and diverting flow of river

New Delhi, Jul 17 (ILNS) The National Green Tribunal has issued directions to the Ministry of Environment,...

Rajasthan High Court orders suspension of cop for separating inter-caste married couple

Jodhpur, Jul 17 (ILNS) The Rajasthan High Court has ordered suspension of a policeman for separating an...

No pilot licence, no permission required for micro drones: Govt proposes simpler Drone Rules, 2021

New Delhi, Jul 16 (ILNS) The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has released the updated – The...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you