13 deaths reported in Kathmandu central jail in current fiscal

KATHMANDU: As many as 13 inmates have died in the central jail of Nepal in the current fiscal year.

According to acting Superintendent of Police Dr Bhagat Lal Shrestha, the inmates died due to different diseases including cold induced ailments in the jail.

“The prevalence of various communicable and non-communicable diseases such as common cold, cough, fever and typhoid in the jail and ageing are the causes behind the said deaths”, he added.

Dr Shrestha further shared that the patients who cannot be treated at prison hospital have been referred to Bir Hospital, Teaching Hospital, Mental Hospital and Gangalal Hospital for further treatment.

The central jail, the oldest jail in Nepal established in 1971 BS, currently holds 2,800 prisoners. The jail administration has already treated around 5,000 new and old prisoners on the current fiscal year.

According to the administration, in the FY 2074/75, a total of 32,000 new and old inmates had receive treatment.