Jail Minister conducts checking at Faridkot
Expresses satisfaction at medical services together with vaccination, masks & sensitization for inmates
60,000 exams conducts up to now in state, 5813 inmates vaccinated
Ludhiana, Bathinda, Moga & Malerkotla jails stored reserve for Covid optimistic inmates
Faridkot: Amid the second Covid wave, the Jail Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa right this moment ordered stringent security arrangements within the jails moreover adherence to Covid security protocols. The Minister was conducting a examine in regards to the floor realities in Faridkot jail.
Pointing out additional, S. Randhawa expressed satisfaction on the medical services together with vaccination, masks and sanitization being supplied in all of the jails of State. He additionally stated that there are a complete of 23502 inmates within the 25 jails of Punjab. “The Jail Department has carried out 60000 exams for the reason that pandemic raised its ugly head and out of those 3294 inmates have reported optimistic”, revealed S. Randhawa including that at current 650 prisoners incarcerated contained in the jails are Covid optimistic and 5813 inmates (5353 male and 460 feminine) with greater than 45 years age have undergone vaccination. The Minister additionally elaborated that 2408 jail workers have additionally been vaccinated and 24 hour medical providers have additionally been ensured for the inmates. Besides the Principal Secretary Health Hussan Lal has been requested to make sure 50 oximeters every for large and 15 every for small jails.
Divulging extra, S. Randhawa stated that in view of Covid disaster, the jail division has reserved District jail Ludhiana, Moga jail and Special jail Bathinda for male inmates reporting optimistic whereas Malerkotla jail has been stored reserved for girls inmates contracting Covid. He additional stated that up to now, 1 lakh masks have been distributed within the jails and your complete jails particularly the barracks have been sanitized. The assembly of the inmates with their members of the family is organized via e-Prison or WhatsApp Videocall.
Taking inventory of arrangements in Faridkot jail, the Minister stated that the senior officers of the division would additionally conduct checking in different jails. He additionally stated that he would emphatically take up with the upper authorities the difficulty of vaccination for 18-45 age group inmates and get it began quickly.
On the go to to Faridkot jail, the Minister was accompanied by DC Vimal Kumar Setia, DIG Prisons Tejinder Singh Maur, SSP Swarandeep Singh, SDM Poonam Singh, and Jail Superintendent Manjit Singh Tiwana.