New Delhi: The Delhi High Court reprimanded the government and said that you do not have vaccines, but you declare to vaccinate people in the age group of 18-44 years. Along with this, the court said that the youth should be saved first from Corona, because they are the future of the country.
The Delhi High Court said that the younger generation, which has lost so many lives to COVID-19, should be vaccinated first, as it is the future of the country, but priority has been given to immunization for the elderly.
The court, however, made it clear that it was not implying that the life of the elderly is not important, as the elderly person providing emotional support to the family cannot be omitted.
Justice Sanghi said that in the second wave of COVID-19 it was the younger generation which was more affected and they were not getting vaccines and said that I do not understand this vaccination policy at all.
Justice Sanghi said, “I can speak for myself. You have just announced the vaccination policy for persons aged 18 to 44, but you do not have vaccines. Then why do you have to declare when you do not have vaccines. We have to invest in the future and we are bypassing them.”
He said, “We have to secure our future, for this we need to vaccinate our young generation and here we are giving priority to people above 60 who have laid down their lives. It is the youth who are the future. Yes, we have lost our way.”
The judge pointed out that so many youths have lost their lives to COVID-19. He said that if we have to make a choice in this hour of crisis, then we have to choose the younger one, because an 80-year-old man has lived his life and he will not take the country forward. “Ideally we should be able to save everyone, but if we have to choose, we have to save young people,” the judge said.
When the counsel for the Center said that now only God can help us, the judge said that this is the area where even God cannot help us if we do not act ourselves keeping in view the facts and figures. Huh.
Justice Sanghi said, “Why are you ashamed? It is the duty of the government to decide the way forward. Other countries have done so. In Italy, he said sorry for the old people that we don’t have beds.”
The court’s observations came during the hearing of petitions related to the management of the COVID-19 crisis in Delhi, including shortage of medicine to treat patients with black fungus.