All the positives are asymptomatic and stable now. They have been kept in isolation in the jail. However, if any medical emergency arises, they will be immediately shifted to the nearby designated Covid hospital.
The medical officer of Circle Jail, Cuttack at Choudwar was appointed as Nodal Officer to guide other jail superintendents and medical officers of all jails in the meeting for preventive treatment as well as treatment of COVID-19 infected inmates.
Coronavirus continues to spread its tentacles to jails across Odisha with at least 48 inmates of Berhampur Circle Jail testing positive for the infection on Friday.
Bhubaneswar: The spurt in Covid-19 cases across Odisha has now forced the Directorate of Prisons and Correctional Services to switch back to its previous Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to prevent…
Rourkela: Covid-19 cases continue to be a major concern for prison authorities in Odisha with as many as 17 jail inmates of Rourkela Special Jail testing positive for the virus on Thursday. Following detection of the infection, all the inmates of the jail have been admitted to Rourkela Covid Hospital. Out of the total 1466 […]
Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding the Supreme Court ruling in 2015 that directed all states to mandatorily install CCTV cameras in the jails by the year 2016, prisons in Odisha are yet to be brought under full-fledged CCTV surveillance. A judgment to this effect had been pronounced by Justice TS Thakur and R Bhanumati to deter human rights […]
Bhubaneswar: As part of the ongoing prison reforms, Odisha is going to introduce automatic restricted telephone system in various jails. Through the system, the jail authorities can record the conversation of the inmates which can play a crucial role in putting a check on alleged criminal activities being controlled from within the jail premises. Sources […]
Bhubaneswar: Amidst ongoing lawyers’ protest, camp courts were held today inside jails across Odisha to provide bail to accused in custody. According to sources, 270 accused in custody were granted bail on the first day of the camp courts held at various jails across the State. In Kendrapara jail, 157 accused were granted bail. In […]