The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case related to the supply of oxygen, drug supply, and various other policies in relation to the Kovid-19 epidemic today. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Dr. DY Chandrachud will hear the case on Monday. Prior to this hearing, the Center filed its affidavit in the SC yesterday in connection with the case. The Center said in its affidavit that the Kovid vaccine strategy is designed from the perspective of immediate, medium term and long term.
The affidavit states “On the immediate front, our priority is to complete vaccine availability, growth and immunization of vulnerable groups”. While fixing the cost of vaccines is important in the long term, for which the Center is making efforts at the national and international level. “The steps that are taken for the immediate needs can go ahead in the long run.” That on the advice of experts, the government’s strategy at the moment is to “focus on priority areas of vaccination”.
Vaccine price should be same for all states
The MHA said in its affidavit in the court that the central government, through informal consultation with the vaccine manufacturers, has ensured that the vaccine prices are the same for all states. Those who are required to get the vaccine paid can go to a private hospital. With 25% of people getting vaccinated through the private sector, the stress on government vaccination will be lessened.
SC had reprimanded
Please tell that earlier the Supreme Court had heard about the supply of oxygen in hospitals of Delhi. During this hearing, the court reprimanded the Central Government for the supply of oxygen. The court explicitly asked the Center to supply 700 metric tonnes of oxygen daily to the Delhi government as per its order. Following the apex court’s order, Delhi has started supplying 700 metric tonnes of oxygen.
The epidemic in India, facing the second wave of the Corona crisis, has reached a perilous stage. In the last two days, more than four lakh cases have come in 24 hours and about 4 thousand people have died. Governments are running a campaign to get more and more people vaccinated to deal with this threat. In the third campaign of vaccination, people over 18 years of age are being vaccinated.