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To deal with Covid case spike, Tihar jail gets its own oxygen plant

During the second wave, a separate temporary jail was created in the police residential complex at Mandoli to quarantine all new entrants before sending them to their respective jails.

delhi news, delhi news today, delhi news latest, tihar jail delhiDG (Prisons) Sandeep Goel said they have separate designated barracks for isolation of any Covid-19 suspected inmate and quarantine wards for all new entrants. (File Photo)

To prevent a shortage of oxygen cylinders in the capital, amid a Covid case spike, the Delhi government’s health department has installed an oxygen plant in Tihar jail. Officials said Tihar’s jail number 3 has a 100-bed hospital where oxygen can be provided to patients from this plant if a crisis arises.

DG (Prisons) Sandeep Goel said they have separate designated barracks for isolation of any Covid-19 suspected inmate and quarantine wards for all new entrants. “A Covid-19 special task force (STF) has also been created in each prison for proper inter/intra sectoral coordination. A medical team is also conducting daily screening of all inmates from barrack to barrack in each prison,” he said.

During the second wave, a separate temporary jail was created in the police residential complex at Mandoli to quarantine all new entrants before sending them to their respective jails. “Till December 25, a total of 15,152 inmates have received their first dose and 6,818 inmates have received their second dose,” a senior jail official said.

Officials said in spite of crowded prisons, Covid deaths were limited to a single figure in Tihar, Rohini Jail and Mandoli complexes. “A total of eight deaths of inmates took place due to Covid-19 during the second wave,” an official said.

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