High warning taken at Chitwan prison amidst growing infection cases
High alertness has been maintained at Chitwan jail following increasing COVID-19 cases in the district. As section of precaution, households and household are barred from assembly prisoners, said the prison chief Kamal Prasad Kafle. Import of essentials into the jail is allowed solely after sanitizing them and jail staffs are no longer allowed into the workplace unless there is emergency work, he said.
Ailing prisoners are examined for the infection before they are sent to hospitals or other prisons. In case of different inmates suffering from universal health problems, they are provided remedy and medicinal drug inner the prison. New inmates are PCR examined for the virus earlier than getting into the prison. Inmates taking drug treatments and struggling from communicable diseases are put in separate blocks.
Likewise, those prisoners frequenting the court are put in quarantine facility. Chief District Officer Narayan Prasad Bhattarai advised all for aid and help in preventing and controlling infection. The jail has three instances extra inmates than capacity. Currently, it has 686 prisoners. As a result, there is lack of space for prisoners to comply with COVID-19 health recommendations like retaining social distancing.