Bhubaneswar: Prisoners lodged in several jails in Odisha will probably be inoculated with the Covid vaccine. The State authorities determined prisoners above 60 years of age and prisoners throughout the age bracket of 45 and 59 with specified co-morbidities will probably be vaccinated.
In a letter, the Directorate of Prisons and Correctional Companies directed the Superintendents of all jails within the State to take speedy steps for Covid vaccination of the categorized prisoners.
The jail Superintendents have been additionally requested to seek the advice of with Chief District Medical Officers (CDMOs) and Public Well being Officers (PHOs) and district authorities concerning the vaccination of prisoners.
The letter additional requested the jail officers to comply with safety protocols and Covid pointers of the Authorities throughout the vaccination progarmme.
The Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare (MoHFW) directed the States and Union Territories to inoculate individuals above 60 years and people above 45 with specified co-morbidities from March 1 within the second part of Covid vaccination programme.
Within the first part, the Centre requested the States and UTs to vaccinate healthcare employees and frontline employees within the combat in opposition to Covid pandemic.