SRINAGAR — 23 inmates in different jails in Jammu are COVID-19 positive at present, DGP Prisons for Jammu and Kashmir, V. K. Singh, said on Tuesday.
A day before relinquishing his charge, Singh, visited Central Jail Srinagar to resolve some last-minute issues including a parole case.
He said at present, 635 inmates are lodged in the said jail. He said the inmates include 27 female inmates, and there is no COVID-19 positive case in the jail.
“As on date, 4572 inmates are lodged in the 13 jails of J&K, of which 23 inmates (21 from District Jail Kathua, 1 from Central Jail Jammu, Kot Bhalwal, and 1 from District Jail Jammu) are COVID-19 positive to whom necessary medical care is being provided.”
Presently, 219 inmates are under quarantine across different prisons in J&K as new prisoners undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing and quarantine for 14 days.
The DG directed the staff for strict adherence to SOPs issued to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in jails. (GNS)