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Delhi High Court Requests Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech, To Reveal Capability To Make Covid-19 Vaccines India News


NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Thursday ordered the Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech to disclose their capabilities to make Covaxin vaccines, Covishield.
The higher court also asked the Center to explain in an affidavit the rationale for maintaining strict control over the class of people who can currently be vaccinated against Covid-19, as in the current system those over 60 years old or between 45 and 60 years old with comorbidities. can receive vaccination.
A bench of judges Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said that the two institutes, Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech, have more capacity to provide the vaccines, but it appears that they are not fully exploiting it.
“We are not fully using it. Either we donate it to foreign countries or we sell it to foreign countries and we are not vaccinating our own people. So there has to be that sense of responsibility and urgency,” the bank said.
He also asked the Delhi government to carry out an inspection of the medical facilities available in the court complexes here and to report whether Covid-19 vaccination centers could be established there.
The higher court was hearing a PIL initiated by him to examine the Delhi Bar Council’s demand to declare all persons associated with the judicial operation, including judges, court staff and lawyers, as “front-line workers” so they could receive the Covid-19 vaccine. with priority and without limitations of age or physical condition.

Times of India