Surge in Covid cases Minister takes stock of arrangements at Central Jail

  • | Sunday | 9th May, 2021

Tribune News ServiceAmritsar May 8Jail Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Saturday visited Amritsar Central Jail to oversee the arrangements inside jail complex in view of the rapid surge in the novel coronavirus cases in the country. He said the government was making adequate arrangements to safeguard the jail inmates and to thwart any chances of Covid spread among them. He said that all employees posted in the jail were vaccinated while 462 prisoners above 45 years were also administrated the vaccine. Jail Superintendent Arshdeep Singh informed the minister that the drug addict prisoners were being treated at the de-addiction centre inside the jail. He said the women inmates were shifted to Malerkotla sub-jail which was dedicated for the women prisoners who were found Covid positive.

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