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Healthcare negligence in jails Assam Human Rights Commission seeks report

The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has taken cognizance of a complaint made by the Leader of the

Assam Human Rights Commission

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 July 2020 1:13 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has taken cognizance of a complaint made by the Leader of the Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly, Debabrata Saikia regarding gross negligence in providing necessary healthcare and diet to the inmates of Guwahati Central Jail and other jails of Assam, along with general non-compliance with COVID-19 protocol. The AHRC has ordered the Chief Secretary of Assam and the IGP (Prisons) to submit a report in this connection to the Commission on or before August 5. The order was passed on July 20 by Justice T. Vaiphei, Chairperson of the Commission, and Members Naba Kamal Bora and Deva Kumar Saikia. Saikia had lodged his complaint vide letter No.ALA/LOP/PAHD/2020/4523 dated July 14.

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