Woman alleges COVID vaccine blinded husband: Allahabad HC asks DM if he can be compensated
Allahabad: The District Magistrate of Baduan, Uttar Pradesh has been directed by the Allahabad High Court to decide on whether a government employee who claimed to have lost vision in both eyes after being vaccinated for Covid-19 is eligible for compensation in accordance with the law.
This came after the wife of the man approached the court demanding compensation, alleging that her husband went blind permanently as a side effect of the vaccine. The petitioner sought to issue direction to the State to decide and consider her representation.
Justice Mahesh Chandra Tripathi on Monday disposed of the writ petition filed by the wife observing,
"Considering the facts and circumstances of the case, without expressing any opinion on the merits of the issue and with the consent, the writ petition stands disposed of with observation that in case the petitioner makes fresh representation along with all relevant medical reports to the District Magistrate, Budaun ventilating his grievances within one week, the authority would decide the same in accordance with law expeditiously."