Days after a 62-year-old inmate of Mandoli Jail died on account of COVID-19, 17 others who shared barrack with him examined optimistic for the illness on Monday, jail officers stated.
The primary inmate, Kanwar Singh, lodged in Central Jail quantity 14, Mandoli, died in his sleep on June 15. His take a look at report for COVID-19 got here again optimistic on Saturday, following which 29 inmates who shared barrack with him have been additionally examined, in response to officers.
Mr Singh’s is the primary case of a Delhi jail inmate dying as a result of contagious respiratory illness, reported information company PTI.
Director Normal (Prisons) Sandeep Goel stated of the 29 inmates who have been examined, studies of 17 got here again optimistic on Monday. The remaining 12 inmates have examined unfavourable for the illness.
All of the 17 inmates who examined optimistic have been shifted to a separate barrack in Central Jail quantity 14 and their well being is being intently monitored by the jail physician. As of now, they’re alright, he stated.
The 12 inmates who examined unfavourable have additionally been individually quarantined, he added.
Within the wake of a rise in COVID-19 circumstances in prisons, the officers stated, the jail employees and inmates have been briefed to stay further cautious, take all obligatory precautions and comply with social distancing norms.
Until now, 40 inmates of Delhi Jail have been examined optimistic for COVID-19, out of which 16 have recovered and one died. As many as 46 jail employees members have additionally examined optimistic for the illness. Of those, 12 have recovered thus far, in response to the officers.
Delhi Jail contains Tihar, Mandoli and Rohini jails.
Singh was in jail since July 6, 2018. He was lodged within the senior residents” barrack of Central Jail quantity 14. He was asymptomatic and the reason for his loss of life was ascertained after a COVID-19 take a look at was performed on his physique, the officers stated.
He was serving life imprisonment in a 2016 homicide case, they stated.