The Delhi High Court on Tuesday came down heavily on the Centre over wastage of Covid-19 vaccines.
The Delhi High Court said that the pandemic does not discriminate between people and everyone needs to be vaccinated.
A two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court has called the Centre’s vaccination drive “poorly planned”.
Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli of the Delhi High Court said that the wastage of COVID-19 vaccines a result of “bad planning”.
“You should have foreseen the situation. It is no rocket science,” the two-judge bench told the Centre.
Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said that according to news reports there is a daily wastage of six per cent of vaccines.
According to reports, till now 44 lakh vaccines out of 10 crore have been wasted, said the judges.
“This is a huge wastage. Give it to those who want it. Whomsoever you can vaccinate, please vaccinate. Whether 16 years old or 60 years old, all need vaccination. The pandemic does not discriminate,” the court told the Centre.
The Delhi High Court further observed that sufficient oxygen was not being supplied to COVID-19 patients in the national capital.
The Court asked the Centre if it can be diverted from industries that can wait for now.
“Industries can wait. Patients cannot. Human lives are at stake,” a bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said to the Centre.
“Economic interests can’t override human lives. Else we are heading for a disaster. At this rate, we might lose one crore people. We should act fast and now,” said Delhi HC to Centre.
India on Tuesday logged 2,59,170 fresh COVID-19 cases and 1,761 deaths.