The Supreme Court has asked the government to vaccinate people who have been institutionalized in mental health establishments (like hospitals, asylums, etc.) to protect them from the Covid-19 infection. The Court said that if these people are not vaccinated, there will be a large number of deaths in these establishments.
To know more about the powers of the government during Covid-19, read our explainer. To know more about laws on mental health in India, read here.