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India: Maharashtra prison dept starts vaccination for inmates at Arthur Road Jail

Maharashtra prison department has started Covid-19 vaccination drive for the inmates at Arthur Road Jail or Mumbai Central Prison.

Maharashtra prison department has started Covid-19 vaccination drive for the inmates at Arthur Road Jail or Mumbai Central Prison. Around 39 inmates were vaccinated till Saturday.

Sunil Ramanand, additional director general of police, Maharashtra prison department, confirmed that the vaccination drive at Arthur Road Jail started on Thursday, and added that the drive will be carried out across 46 prisons including central, district, open jails and sub-jails across Maharashtra. Inmates from Arthur Road jail were taken to Kasturba Gandhi Hospital for the vaccination. On Thursday, 10 inmates were immunised, followed by 15 and 14 inmates on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

“We have started the drive and are taking precautionary measures and following the guidelines by the state government.”

“As per the guidelines, we started with inmates above the age of 60 years and those above 45 years with comorbidities and ailing inmates. However, inmates should have their Aadhaar card, which is mandatory for the vaccination drive,” said NB Vayachal, superintendent of police, Arthur Road jail.

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