GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the principal secretary of the health department to review the steps taken for setting up a separate COVID Care Centre at Guwahati Central Jail in the view of detection of COVID-19 cases from the jail. Sonowal on Saturday asked the principal secretary to expeditiously implement the same.
The Chief Minister in a meeting on Saturday asked the officials to set up a three member committee in each district including an Additional Deputy Commissioner, Additional Superintendent of Police and Superintendent of Jail to study and make recommendations for strengthening security arrangements at health facilities to be put in place during treatment of COVID-19 positive jail inmates.
He also directed the officials to take expeditious measures for implementation of the recommendations of the committees in the districts. It may be mentioned that out of 31 jails in Assam, COVID positive cases are reported from 7 jails so far.