DM Rajouri inspects District Jail; orders for a slew of measures

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_Vaccination for eligible Jail inmates/detenues to be started tomorrow_

Rajouri, May, 11: To access the facilities being provided to the inmates of the District Jail and see steps have been taken to ensure their safety against COVID19 spread in jail, the District Magistrate Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan today visited the Jail.

The District Magistrate was accompanied by the Additional District Magistrate Rajouri, Sher Singh; Chief Medical Officer, Dr Shamim Un Nissa Bhatti; Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Anees Altaf Nabi and other officers of the Health Department.

The District Magistrate inspected each cell of the Jail and interacted with the inmates and detenues lodged in the jail. He inquired about their grievances and assured them of early intervention by the District Administration. Some of the detainees put forth certain issues about the development like the washroom complex, the indoor stadium to be made inside the Jail Complex.

The DM also interacted with the lady inmates and heard them about the hardships being faced by them due to delayed trials.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Chief Medical Officer on the instructions of the DM today got all of them tested against COVID19 and all were found negative. It was further informed that testing of 34 jail staff was also done on the directions of the District Magistrate.

The District Magistrate has ordered for organizing special vaccination camps for the inmates/detenues about 45 years from tomorrow. He advised all the inmates to take full precautions inside the jail to prevent any spread of the virus and ordered frequent medical checkups.

The Superintendent Jail Mohd Rafeeq gave a brief presentation about the working of the Jail and brought in the notice of the DM that after the completion of the Jail building in district Poonch, the inmates of the district Poonch shall be shifted so that the congestion is removed. He informed that there are 260 inmates and one detenue.

The Chief Medical Officer was directed to deploy the doctor teams for the regular medical checkup of the inmates.(The Awam News)

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