Additional Secretary, Prisons Wing, Home Department Punjab Zeeshan Shabbir Rana said that the test was conducted after 14 days and the prisoners were found Covid negative.
“The first Covid positive prisoner Abid Hussain who had travel history from Italy, has has been shifted to jail from Mayo Hospital after his full recovery”, Rana told adding that Prison Wing Home Department left no stone unturned to check Corona spread in prisons.
According to SPOs, all jail staff had zero chances of contamination as they cannot go outside.
Additionally, The figure of COVID positive prisoners has dropped to 35 due to drastic precautionary measures taken by Prisons Department as 78 prisoners were reported positive from six prisons of Punjab, including Camp Jail Lahore, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, DG Khan, Jhelum and Sialkot, .
Rana further said that SIMS had set up a 100-bed hospital for corona virus patients in Camp Jail, Lahore whereas, a 20-bed hospital has been established in every jail of Punjab.
Moreover, corona testing centres have been established in all jails of Punjab, he told. adding that, PCO facility has been provided to all prisoners in 42 jails and ll premises of jail have been disinfected on daily basis.