Kanpur Corona News: Kanpur shield home Covid-19 tally touches 57 | Kanpur News

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KANPUR: Twenty-four more prisoners of authorities shelter house in the town’s Swarup nagar tested positive for coronavirus, carrying its Covid tally into 57 since June 17. “Later 33 inmates tested positive on June 17, 24 have been infected in the last few days. They’ve been shipped to Covid hospital for therapy,” district magistrate Brahmadeo Ram Tiwari.
Meanwhile, responding to reports of 2 inmates being discovered pregnant, divisional commissioner Sudhir M Bobde and DM Tiwari reported there were seven pregnant women out of five were found positive and two negative. They also explained that seven were pregnant at the time of entry.
The DM stated these women had come in Agra, Kannauj, Firozabad, Etah and Kanpur nagar about the instructions of Child Welfare Committees of various districts. They were allegedly victims of sexual assault and their instances are being chased under POCSO Act.
When requested about a single woman being discovered infected with HIV and yet another with Hepatitis C, the DM said a report was sought from shield home police in this respect.
Out of 33 inmates discovered positive on June 17, 18 belonged to women’s defense home and 15 to women’ defense home. All of 24 discovered infected afterwards are to get the minors’ house.
When the GSV Medical College published the initial evaluation report on June 17, it was assumed that a girl was discovered infected in arbitrary testing and she has to be the source of infection for others. The police had barricaded the security home and ceased entrance and exit of individuals.
Uttar Pradesh State Women Commission had taken note of this evolution and also expressed grave concern on Thursday and led district officials to sanitize the security home and protect different women from disease.
UP State Women Commission member Poonam Kapoor searched a report by the district probation officer and led him to safeguard the rest of the inmates.
She’d requested the probation officer to guide the weak staff to keep sanitation and alter bedsheets daily.
Meanwhile, the former Lok Sabha MP and vice president of Janwadi Mahila Samiti Shubhashini Ali required a reasonable inquiry and rigorous actions against the guilty in the event of inmates’ pregnancy.

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