[COVID vaccination] Poor cannot spend Rs 1,200 to get jab from private hospitals; hit by Articles 14, 21: Karnataka High Court remarks

A person between 18-44 years of age, who is not well off, might not be able to get vaccine from a private hospital and this would be violative of right to equality and right to life, the Court said.
Karnataka High Court, Vaccination
Karnataka High Court, Vaccination

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday opined that the current vaccination policy which leaves it to individuals between 18-44 years of age, to get COVID vaccine shots from private hospitals at prices above Rs. 1,000 could be hit by Articles 14 and 21 since the poor might not be able to afford the same.

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