Mumbai central jail, well known as Arthur Road jail, that was fighting against Covid will be equipped with medical facilities. After starting an independent vaccination centre for its inmates, the jail has now received four oxygen concentrators.
These oxygen concentrators were donated by Project Mumbai, who had also donated around 200 oxygen concentrators across Maharashtra.
Shirhir Joshi, the founder and CEO of Project Mumbai, has been helping citizens with medical facilities. He said, “We found several inmates had tested positive. In a medical emergency, the need for an oxygen concentrator can’t be neglected. So, we equipped the jail with medical facilities and we donated the equipment.”
Joshi, along with a team of doctors and nurses, vaccinated 169 inmates at Arthur Road jail.
Authorities from the jail had requested the BMC to speed up the vaccination for 18 to 44 years inmates.
“The jail currently has 2,800 inmates. Till date, 413 inmates who are above 45 years have been vaccinated. We request the authorities to start vaccination for 18 to 44 years inmates. The remaining 2400 inmates who are yet to be vaccinated are in the age group of 18 to 44 years. Vaccinating them is our priority. The jail houses a capacity of 804 inmates and it's already overcrowded more than three times the capacity. Vaccinating the inmates will make it safe to stay inside and save them from the spread of virus,” said an official.
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