Srinagar : There are 23 active covid positive cases reported from jails across Jammu and Kashmir with no case reported`from Central Jail Srinagar.
In a statement issued by the Prisons department JK said that a total of 4572 inmates are lodged in the 13 jails of JK out of which 23 inmates are positive. Out of these 21 have been reported from District Jail Kathua, one each from Central Jail Jammu, Kotbhalwaland District Jail Jammu to whom necessary medical care is being provided.
Presently 219 inmates are under quarantine across prisons of J&K as new prisoners undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing & quarantine for 14 days.
At present, 635 inmates are lodged in the Central Jail Srinagar which include 27 female inmates and there is no COVID positive case in the jail.
A day prior to relinquishing charge, V. K. Singh, DGP, Prisons, J&K visited Central Jail Srinagar to resolve last minute issues including a parole case directed the staff for strict adherence to SOP issued to prevent spread of COVID-19 in jails.