Nagaland government served notice for priority COVID-19 vaccination of PwDs
The Court of the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) on Thursday, May 3, issued a notification to the Nagaland government stating the prioritisation of vaccination for PwDs, as envisaged under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
"Further, the nodal officers must coordinate with the District-Level Committees on Disabilities in their respective Districts and should identify those PwDs with high support needs/who are unable to leave their houses, to arrange for home vaccinations," the notice read.
Stating that the PwDs are among the most vulnerable groups of people, the notice also sought the establishment of separate vaccination centres for PwDs in each district on a priority basis, ensuring a regular special vaccination drive for PwDs in all the districts of the state.
The respondents have been directed to submit an Action Taken Report within seven days.
(With inputs from Nagaland Page)
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