Meetings with inmates have been suspended due to the risk of spreading the corona infection. Babita Mahato, head of the prison administration, said that the prison administration had stopped the meeting saying that the coronavirus could be transmitted to the inmates by meeting their relatives.
She said, “We have closed the meeting as there is a danger of moving the corona to those inside when people come from outside.” She said that the second stage corona virus was more complicated than the previous one and the prisoners brought from outside were also stopped along with the meeting.
She said, “We have asked not to send other prisoners from outside the district except those who are seriously ill.” She said that even the prisoners brought from the district court were kept only after conducting corona test. “We are on high alert to prevent the spread of corona infection in prisons,” she said.
Arrangements have been made to keep the detainees sent by the district court in quarantine for 15 days as soon as they arrive. “We are on high alert to prevent the spread of corona infection in prisons,” she said.
Arrangements have been made to keep the detainees sent by the district court in quarantine for 15 days as soon as they arrive. The quarantine, which has capacity of 30 inmates, still holds prisoners.
During the first phase of corona transition, the meeting was stopped from Chaitra 8, 2076 to Magh 25, 2077. There are 581 inmates in the district jail office at present.
There are 555 males, 23 females and three dependent children. Of them, 481 have been vaccinated in the first phase, said Mahato. The prison office has the capacity to accommodate 15 women and 135 men, said Mahato.
(Source : Ratopati)