New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the central government’s decision on the mandatory registration of the Kovin-19 vaccine purchase policy and the mandatory registration of the Kovin application for people without knowing the real ‘digital India’ situation.
A special bench, comprising justices D Y Chandrachud, LN Rao and S Ravindra Bhat, has become a problem for the people as the central government has ordered mandatory registration in the Covin op for vaccination. Asked whether the government is concerned about what digital India is like in the country, whether it is reaching the villages or making it easier for people to use.
You say coronavirus is on the decline, the situation is improving, but keep an eye out and say, digital India, digital India, only the state of the countryside is different. How is an illiterate laborer from Jharkhand enrolled in Kovin Op in Rajasthan? Supreme Court solicitor general Tushar Mehta asked him how you are solving the problems of Digital India.
Open your eyes and see what is happening around the country, and understand the real situation and change policy-making accordingly. It should have been done 15-20 days ago.
The Solicitor General responded by saying that it is compulsory to register for the vaccine because it is necessary to determine who has received the 2nd dose, who is pending. He said staff were hired to get vaccinated in the countryside. The Supreme Court asked the government to keep a policy record by asking if the government thinks the process is viable.
The Supreme Court today held hearings on a self-imposed petition on the management of the Kovid situation in the country. Whether the state government or the city polices can buy vaccines or the central government collects the vaccine through a nodal agency, the court will have to clarify the issue.
In the meantime, the central government has come forward to vaccinate all eligible people by the end of the year 2021. Attorney General Tushar Mehta said the government is in talks with companies like Pfizer and if all is successful, everyone will get the vaccine.
The Supreme Court has previously created a 12-member national task force to devise a mechanism to scientifically distribute oxygen to states and union territories to save lives of patients and facilitate public health response to infectious diseases.