83 prisoners of Padampur jail test positive

  • 0

83 prisoners of Padampur jail test positive

Sunday, 23 May 2021 | PNS | BARGARH/ BHUBANESWAR:

As many as 83 prisoners of the Padampur Sub-Jail in Bargarh district have tested positive for Covid-19.

A total of 132 persons, including 124 prisoners and eight employees, of the sub-jail had undergone Covid test on Friday, of which 83 jail inmates were found positive for the virus, informed the Padampur SDMO on Saturday.

Five of the infected prisoners have been kept at a Covid Care Centre after their oxygen levels dipped.

Notably, in Bhubaneswar, 96 persons, including jail inmates and employees, of the Jharpada Special Jail have been infected with Covid-19.

Total 195 swab samples had been collected from the Jharpada jail on Thursday, of which the 96 persons including Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi and tainted retired IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak tested positive for the virus.

Recently, one prisoner of the Jharpada jail had died of the virus while undergoing treatment at the SCB Hospital in Cuttack.

State Editions

Voting carried out amid complaints of facilities

26 May 2024 | Saumya Shukla/Abhi Singhal | Delhi

Elderly brave weather conditions to vote

26 May 2024 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Voters receive accolades from EC for exercising franchise

26 May 2024 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Excitement among voters in minority dominated areas

26 May 2024 | Samar Pandey/Rishabh Malik | Delhi

Sunday Edition

Genesis of Growth | From Bud to Branch

26 May 2024 | BKP SINHA and ARVIND KUMAR JHA | Agenda

A Symphony of Dreams, Loss and a Nation's Awakening

26 May 2024 | SAKSHI PRIYA | Agenda

At His Majesty's Service

26 May 2024 | Kumar Chellappan | Agenda

Tale of valour, love, and redemption

26 May 2024 | Gyaneshwar Dayal | Agenda

Exploring the Garden of Jade

26 May 2024 | Pawan Soni | Agenda

Foodfreak | Home Chefs push Food Frontiers

26 May 2024 | Pawan Soni | Agenda