CORONAVIRUS: Public interest litigation filed in the High Court regarding the price war between the Center and the state on the vaccine

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The central government has also allowed vaccinations for people between 18 and 44 years of age. But companies have set different prices for vaccine supplies to the Center and the state. The conflict between the Center and the state continues. Public interest litigation has been filed in the High Court challenging the vaccine pricing. The matter can be heard on Friday.


In the PIL filed on behalf of Chhattisgarh High Court counsel Sudreep Shrivastava and Sandeep Dubey, it has been said that research has been done in collaboration with the central government to make the vaccine. For this, the government has also provided resources. The Center has vaccinated the Corona Warriors to senior citizens and above 45 years of age. Under this, the company has made the vaccine available to the central government for Rs 150. The growing infection now poses a threat to the youth. Due to this, the central government has also allowed the youth to get vaccinated. But the vaccine company has given the vaccine to the central government for 150 rupees. The same is being given to the state government for 600 to 1200 rupees.


The petition states that the price of the vaccine is the highest in the world. In such a situation, it will be far from the reach of common people. While the vaccination is to be imposed only by the youth of the country. As such, it is unconstitutional to set different prices in this way. The petition has sought intervention from the High Court to raise these issues. Given the seriousness of the case, an urgent hearing of case has also been requested.