Elderly citizens' vaccination at their homes could have saved lives: High Court
MUMBAI: Many lives could have been saved, had the door-to-door vaccination drive been initiated for the senior citizens.
The Bombay High Court observed that these lives would have been saved if Centre had initaited the door-to-door vaccination policy for senior citizens and the bed-ridden a few months ago.
The two judge bench was questioning the Centre's inability to act in this regard, as Additional Solicitor General said that government had opposed it in Apex court, too.
The division bench of Chief Justice Dipandar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni expressed disappointment and asekd Centre to explain why it couldn't start the drive. The observations came on Wednesday on the hearing over a plea filed by lawyers who sought mobile vaccination facility for citizens above the age of 75 apart from the disabled and bedridden.
Justice Kulkarni said that, "if we were to have this door-to-door vaccination sometime back, so many of our great prominent citizens could have been saved....Definitely, something could have been done", Justice Kulkarni said, according to LiveLaw report. [May 13, NewsBits.in]