Meghalaya government soon to include prisons in COVID-19 vaccine plans
The Meghalaya Inspector General of Prisons, M Kharkrang on Tuesday highlighted that a vaccination drive should be looked into for inmates in different jails.
Health Minister Alexander Laloo Hek said that vaccination for inmates in different jails will be done as soon as possible as jails are deemed to be ‘vulnerable’ areas.
Speaking to The Northeast Today (TNT) he said, “We will not delay”.
He also informed that the Inspector General of Prisons, Mariahom Kharkrang, met the Health Minister to discuss the vaccination plans for the inmates.
“We discussed that there must be a vaccination programme for them too. I have asked him (IGP-Prisons) to write a letter to the health department regarding the plan for vaccination,” said Hek.
It may be mentioned that there are over 1000 inmates in five district jails including Shillong, Tura, Williamnagar, Jowai and Nongpoh.
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