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Central Jail prisoners to get the jab soon | Nagpur News

NAGPUR: Around 100 prisoners aged 60 and above at Nagpur Central Jail will soon get the vaccine jab in the prison premises. Prison officials have already been vaccinated in the last few days.
The vaccine drive has commenced elsewhere among the prisoners, with the count being the highest at Arthur Road Jail, Mumbai, as the prison department there was hit severely during the peak of the pandemic.
At Nagpur Central Jail, 244 prisoners and 89 jail personnel have tested positive so far. At present, one convict is undergoing treatment and around 10 prison personnel are in home quarantine.
Jail superintendent Anup Kumre said he would meet the Nagpur Municipal Corporation chief and the collector. “We are planning to start vaccination drive inside the prison, for which assistance from the civic and district administration would be required,” he said. “After the senior citizen prisoners, we will go for the category of 45-60 years with co-morbidities,” he said.
Apart from the vaccine drive, the jail authorities have revived the routine of following Covid norms stringently inside the prisons with the use of masks, maintaining Covid distancing and frequent cleaning of hands.
“Around 59 newly-arrived convicts have been quarantined at the Mangalmurti lawn adjacent to our premises as a temporary facility, where they would be kept under observation for at least 8-10 days before being taken inside the jail if there are no symptoms,” said Kumre.

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