MIM chief and MP Asaduddin Owaisi today welcomed the changed policy of the BJP-led Centre on the administration of free Covid-19 vaccines to all those above the age of 18 in the nation.
Owaisi, who had been opposed to the method of online registrations for all vaccine takers on the COWIN app from the get-go, also welcomed the Centre's stand on starting walk-in vaccinations.
Referring to the observations of the Supreme Court of India on the COWIN registration portal, the MP said that the digital method would have left scores of people out of the purview of the vaccination as they would not be able to register themselves on the portal, and added that the method would have sharpened the divisions among the people of the country.
He also expressed his happiness over the autonomy given to all the states of the country in the new immunisation policy.
On May 24, the Centre had announced that it would allow walk-in vaccinations for all those between the ages of 18 and 44 years. This announcement had come after the Supreme Court's clear expression of its unhappiness over the online registration method which was then necessary for vaccine takers. It had pointed out that several people were not able to get immunised due to their lack of knowledge of the internet and access to smartphones.
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