I.A. No. 69713/2021 in S.M.W. (C) No. 3/2021
IA in In Re: Distribution of Essential Supplies and Services During Pandemic
Common Cause filed an Intervention Application in the Suo Moto Writ Petition, In Re: Distribution of Essential Supplies and Services During Pandemic. Apex Court has taken cognisance on issues related to oxygen shortage, drug supply, and vaccine policy in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The IA seeks directions to the Centre to revise the guidelines for implementation of the National Covid Vaccination Program dated June 8, 2021, specifically relating to the allocation of up to 25% of the vaccine produced in India to private hospitals. Alternatively, the IA prays for directions to the central government to modify its revised guidelines for implementation of the National Covid Vaccination Program in order to achieve free vaccination expeditiously. The IA also urges all the stakeholders, both public and private, to be transparent in the procurement and allotment of vaccines, as well as ascertain accountability for ensuring transparency