Feb 28, 2022

Covid-19 update: Vaccination of persons with mental illnesses

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.