Corona cases are increasing day by day across the country. Statistics are breaking new records every day. Because of deteriorating conditions, the Supreme Court has given several important suggestions to the Center, including one of the lockdowns.
The Supreme Court has also asked to revise the vaccine purchase policy. The court has also said that if it is not done then it will be considered as a hindrance to the right to public health which is an integral part of Article 21 of the Constitution.
A bench of justices DY Chandrachud, L Nageswara Rao, and S Ravindra Bhat said that the lockdown should be imposed but before that the government should consider how its social and economic impact should be minimized.
The court has given these suggestions
Suggestion for making national policy
People all over the country have complained of not getting beds in hospitals. In such a situation, the Supreme Court has advised the Center to formulate a national policy for the hospital admission. This policy should be ready in a week. Apart from this, if one does not have a local residential certificate, then one should not be admitted to hospitals or deprived of medicines.
On 20 April last month, the Center was asked for a new policy for the purchase of the vaccine. The Center had said that now it will buy only 50 percent of the vaccine, while the remaining 50 percent will now be able to buy the state and private companies directly at expensive rates. But a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court suggested that the purchase of vaccines be centralized, and the distribution within states and union territories be decentralized.
Seeks answers on the vaccination campaign
The Supreme Court has asked both the Center and the states to provide information about the current and anticipated availability of vaccine stocks for the next 6 months.
For information, let us know that PM Modi has said that lockdown should now be the last option. He has left the decision to the state governments but advised not to impose lockdown. In such a situation, if the Supreme Court makes pressure, then the Center can take an important decision on it.