Last week, the High Court asked the Center to reply on the issue of vaccination of members of the judiciary
The Center on Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that it is not desirable to create a special classification of lawyers to get priority in Kovid-19 vaccination.
“The term frontline worker is used only for citizens who should be directly in contact with Kovid-infected patients,” the center said.
Last week, the High Court asked the Center to respond to the issue of immunization of members of the judiciary, staff / staff working in the courts, as well as the priority of advocates and without the limitations of their age or physical condition.
In response, the Center stated, “It may not be desirable to form a separate class consisting of lawyers and others under 45 years of age and work with other similarly situated citizens in other business, profession or occupation and in the same geographical location Doing discrimination “.
The Center further noted that “due to the limited number of manufacturers and the limited availability of the vaccine globally even in India, there has been a need for priority of beneficiaries”.
Currently, the government has provided health service workers, front-line workers (personnel for state and central police departments, disaster management volunteers including armed forces, home guards and civil security organizations, municipal workers, polling officers in states in elections), from 60 years Priority is given to older persons. Those over and above the age of 45 to 59 with 20 co-morbidities identified for COVID-19 vaccination.
It also stated that “An analysis of Kovid's death in the country shows that 54 percent of all deaths occurred among people over the age of 60, while only 24 percent among those aged 50-59. was”.
The affidavit states that as of March 6, India has given 21 million doses of Kovid vaccines.
The High Court is scheduled to come up for hearing in this case on Wednesday.