Give immunity boosting meds to prison staff, inmates
By Kumudu Upul Shantha
State Minister of Prison Reforms and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle, yesterday instructed the Prisons Department to take steps to provide immunity enhancing medicines to prison officers and inmates,tohelp them combat the spread of COVID-19 within the prisons system.
She had also ordered the Prisons Department to initiate a probe into how the pandemic had spread fast within the system and forward a report on it to her.
The State Minister had also ordered the Prisons Commissioner General to subject inmates to PCR tests, at a separate location, before they are sent to their cells.
Dr. Fernandopulle had further instructed that all inmates who are released on bail should be forced to undergo the 14-day quarantine programme at their homes and to inform this to all Police stations through the Acting IGP.