- Affidavit of the Central Government in the Supreme Court on Corona Vaccination
- Online self-registration is not mandatory for vaccination
- Vaccines will be available through onsite registration by going directly to the vaccination center
- Government said – digital technology will not come in the way of anyone’s vaccination
The Central Government has told the Supreme Court that it is not mandatory to register in advance on the Kovin app for the vaccination of Kovid. People can directly go to the vaccination center and register there and get vaccinated. Together, the central government has said that by the end of this year, a total of 93-94 crore people above 18 years need 186 to 188 crore doses to get the Kovid vaccine. So far, 27.3 percent of the people who are vaccinated have been able to get the first dose. The Supreme Court had termed the Central Government’s Kovid 19 vaccination policy for people between the ages of 18 and 44 as arbitrary and irrational. The court had asked the central government to tell how many vaccines for vaccination so far from which company to buy. When will the rest of the people get the vaccine?
Health care staff will register and have vaccination at the vaccination center
The central government has said in an affidavit presented in the Supreme Court that there is no hindrance in the availability of vaccination through digital devices or internet or otherwise. Online registration or self-registration and booking appointment on co-win is also not mandatory. These things are not mandatory for the vaccine. If there is a person who does not have internet or does not have a digital device or does not want to self-register and want to take the vaccine, then he should directly go to the vaccination center and there the health workers will register him and this registration will be done at the vaccine center on the covin platform. But it will happen and then the vaccine will be given to that person. In the circular dated May 23, arrangements have been made for walk-in registration.
No one will be deprived of vaccination due to digital divide
The Central Government told the Supreme Court that no one will be deprived of the Kovid Vaccination Drive due to the digital divide. In the affidavit of the Central Government filed in the Supreme Court, it has been said that the co-win system has been prepared in such a way that it is convenient for the state and union territory to get everyone vaccinated. There is no question that anyone should be exempted from vaccination due to digital devices. It would not be correct to say that due to technical reasons and technical use, any class of people will be exempted from vaccination. The Center said that by June 23, 32.22 crore people had been registered on Kovin. And out of these 19.13 crores have been registered on the spot i.e. 59 percent of the people have been registered non-digitally.
27.3 percent have taken the first dose
It was said by the central government that by July 31, a total of 516 million vaccine doses are ready. 135 crore doses will be arranged between August and December. For this, availability of 50 crore doses of Kovishield, 40 crores of Covaccine, 100 crores of Sputnik V as well as other vaccines will be ensured. The government told the Supreme Court that 44.2% of people above the age of 45 have received the first dose of the vaccine. 13 percent of people between 18 and 44 have received the first dose. So far, 27.3 percent of the vaccinated people have been given the first dose.
The Supreme Court, in its important decision, had asked the central government on June 2 to tell the court how many vaccines for vaccination so far from which company to buy it. By when the rest of the people will get the vaccine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In the order issued after hearing the matter related to Kovid, the court had asked the central government to present all the details in the form of an affidavit. A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud of the Supreme Court had asked the central government to present all the documents and notings related to the vaccine policy before the Supreme Court. Tell the government that this data should also be presented before the Supreme Court that what percentage of the people in the village have been given the vaccine and what percentage have been vaccinated in the city.