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Madras High Court directs state government to vaccinate homeless, pavement dwellers

- June 30, 2021

Chennai, June 30(BPNS)

The first bench of the Madras High Court comprising of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy has directed the Tamil Nadu state government to vaccinate the homeless and pavement dwellers who don’t have any identity cards.

The court was hearing a petition moved by a petitioner, Karpagam on Wednesday urging it to direct the authorities to protected ensure that the homeless and pavement dwellers without any identification cards are against the virus by vaccination.

State government council, P Muthukumar submitted that the state has initiated a programme to ensure that the state has already initiated a programme to ensure that all such vulnerable persons are vaccinated as early as possible.

The bench in its order said, “All corporations, municipalities, panchayats and other places should be sensitized by the department to ensure that these vulnerable persons be regarded as candidates for immediate vaccination as they stand more exposed to contract the virus than others.”