59 Tura Jail inmates get Covid jabs in special camp


The inmates of Tura jail received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine shots inside the prison at a special camp organised on Tuesday.

As many as 59 inmates were inoculated while the remaining prisoners will be receive jabs later.

Inspector General of Prison M Kharkrang said this was in continuation with the vaccination drive of prison inmates conducted by the health department.

He said that the drive will continue.

Meanwhile, 30,114 healthcare workers had received the first dose of vaccine and 19,597 had received the second dose, while 92,645 frontline workers got the first shot of the vaccine and 26,594 got the second dose as on Tuesday.

Moreover, 2,81,836 persons from among the general public were vaccinated with the first dose and 28,330 were inoculated with the second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 across the state.