In view of the lack of Corona vaccine, the High Court on Wednesday (June 2, 2021) directed the Kejriwal government of Delhi to reprimanded. The court said that if the Delhi government could not provide the people with both the doses of Covaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech within the stipulated time, then it should not have opened the vaccination centers so loudly.
Two petitions were filed in the Delhi High Court regarding the second dose of the vaccine. It was filed by a lawyer, Ashish Veermani, who received his first dose of Covaccine on May 3. But he could not book for the next shot till May 29. Now since he had to take the next dose in 6 weeks, he brought another dose from Meerut.
In these petitions filed in the court, it was demanded that those who have taken the first dose of Covaccine, they should be given the second dose on time. Dose should also be applied. Hearing on these petitions was held in the High Court on Wednesday. Hearing the matter, Justice Rekha Palli issued a notice to the Delhi government and sought its response. The court asked whether it would provide a second dose to the beneficiaries who had taken the first dose of Covaccine before the six-week deadline.
The High Court asked the Delhi government whether it can give the second dose to the people within 6 weeks after the first dose. The court also said, “If you cannot give the second dose of the vaccine, then why start the vaccination centers with so much fanfare?”
During the hearing of the case, the court said, “If you were not sure whether you could give a second dose as well then why did you (Delhi government) start it (vaccination)? You should have stopped. Maharashtra stopped when it felt that it could not give another dose. How many immunization centers have you opened everywhere with so much fanfare and now you say you do not know when the stock of the second dose will be available.”
The court also issued notice to the central government in respect of two petitions filed in this matter. The court asked the Center to provide Kovishield and other doses of Covaccine in the capital Delhi.
Let us inform that so far 54.09 lakh people have been vaccinated in Delhi. Of these, 41.85 lakh have received the first and 12.24 lakh have received both the doses. According to the bulletin of the Delhi government, as of the morning of 1 June, Delhi has 3.98 lakh Covishield and 48,430 doses of Covaccine left.