Rethink home vax for elderly: Bombay HC to Centre | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Bombay high court on Thursday asked the Centre to take a “relook” at its stand on doorstep vaccination for the elderly and bed-ridden and to consider a “via media” by May 6. “If vaccination of elderly citizens by adopting a door-to-door vaccination policy is being avoided because they are aged and suffer from comorbidities…the elderly citizens are literally being asked to choose between the devil and the deep sea.
A policy which leads to such conclusion has to be viewed as arbitrary and unreasonable, for the elderly citizens are entitled to protection under Article 21 of the Constitution of India as much as the young and abled-bodied citizenry,” said a bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish Kulkarni.
A PIL filed by city lawyers Dhruti Kapadia and Kunal Tiwari has sought home shots for those who very old and specially abled, besides a helpline to help book a slot.

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