Phnom Penh: After vaccinating nearly 20,000 of the more than 36,000 inmates nationwide, the General Department of Prisons of the Ministry of Interior Continue to urge provincial prisons to submit a letter to the provincial administration to coordinate with the Vaccination Commission to provide vaccinations to people Detained for everyone.

Nuth Savana, spokesman for the General Department of Prisons, told the Post yesterday that there were currently 28 inmates in prisons and correctional facilities. Across the country, with a total of more than 36,000 inmates, nearly 20,000 inmates have been vaccinated against Kovid. 19.

"The procedure is now that we urge the provincial prison or education center to make a proposal to the provincial administration, which is the location," he said. He is under that. The provincial prison has submitted a letter to the provincial administration stating how many detainees need to be vaccinated. "This letter is sent to the province for the provincial administration to coordinate with the vaccination commission."

“I used to talk to the Governor of Siem Reap about this because Siem Reap is facing. We also do not know exactly how the Vaccination Commission is now coordinating. In the past, we followed the medical mechanism on May 16. ”

Mr. Nuth Savana stated that with the care and support of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the direct command of Minister Sar Kheng The General Department of Prisons has received a series of vaccinations to vaccinate nearly 20,000 inmates in 11 prisons and correctional centers. Out of a total of 28 prisons and correctional centers nationwide.

He said that according to the plan of the Royal Government has focused on vaccinating people in the community first, especially in Phnom Penh.

"We can not predict when all the detainees will be vaccinated," he said. "But we are trying to get the Vaccination Commission to include detainees in provincial immunization plans."

Am Sam Ath, Deputy Director of LICADHO, says that the current situation in prisons is a serious concern regarding the spread of Kovid 19 because prisons There is a very narrow condition with a high risk of contracting Kovid 19.

"LICADHO has previously recommended that the release of detainees be considered for minor offenses and expedite the investigation," he said. "Investigating judges are speeding up the trial of the release of prisoners who are about to be sentenced."

He emphasized that in particular, juveniles, inmates, children, inmates, pregnant women, inmates with chronic diseases, inmates with disabilities That could allow them to stay out of jail.

Recently, the Ministry of Interior issued a letter to the Capital-Provincial Board of Governors on measures to prevent the spread of Kovid 19. In correctional centers and capital-provincial prisons.

Under the auspices of the Health Authority, the General Department of Prisons facilitated three inspections of all detainees after an infection was discovered. Kovid 19 was spread in some correctional centers and prisons through PCR (Polymerasa Chain Reaction) and Rapid Test equipment. This is according to the press release of the General Department of Prisons.