The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, has said that no government guidelines mandate forced vaccination without consent nor make it mandatory to show vaccination certificates for any purpose.
New Delhi: The Central Government has told the Supreme Court that there is no such guideline issued by the Union Health Ministry, which talks about vaccination of a person without his consent or makes the certificate of vaccination mandatory for any purpose.
Apart from this, on the matter of exempting differently-abled people from showing vaccination certificates, the Center told the court that it has not issued any such standard operating procedure (SOP) which can be used to provide vaccination certificate for any purpose. Makes it mandatory to keep the letter with you.
The Center said this in its affidavit filed in response to a petition by the NGO Awara Foundation. In the petition, a door-to-door visit has been requested to vaccinate specially abled people on priority basis.
“The guidelines issued by the Government of India and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare do not speak of forced vaccination without obtaining the consent of the person concerned,” the affidavit said.
According to a report in the Indian Express, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had filed an affidavit on January 13 during the hearing of a petition regarding vaccination in the Supreme Court. In this affidavit, it has been said on behalf of the government that ‘no person can be forced to get vaccinated against his will.’
It is also written in the affidavit that the Government of India has not issued any such SOP, which makes it mandatory to carry or show the vaccination certificate for any purpose.
In the affidavit, while explaining the importance of the vaccine, the government has written that all citizens are advised that they should get vaccinated, for this proper arrangements have been made. However, no person can be forced to get vaccinated against his will.
It has been said in the affidavit by the government that according to the guidelines issued by it regarding vaccination, all the beneficiaries who have been vaccinated are also told that there may be some adverse effects on the body after getting the vaccination.
Let us inform that some states, taking strictness on those who do not vaccinate, have also issued such orders, under which restrictions have been imposed on those who do not get vaccinated.
The Maharashtra government has said that only those people who have got both the vaccines will be able to travel in the local train, while the Kerala government has said that if they have corona, then the government will pay for their treatment. Won’t pick up
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