The state Prisons Department plans to provide telemedicine facility in Bangalore Central Prison.
The facility, which uses communication to provide clinical health care from a distance, is expected to enable the department to depend less on escort personnel to take ailing inmates to hospitals.
During his presidential address at the passing out parade of the 41st batch of 116 female warders held at Mysore Central Prison on Friday, Additional Director General of Police (Prisons)) K V Gagandeep said the department is facing severe shortage of escort personnel. “If telemedicine facility is provided, inmates can directly interact with doctors from the jail,” he said.
The ADGP also said all terror suspects and convicted terrorists will be shifted to Bellary prison where 200 cells are being constructed exclusively for them.
The names of 43,000 inmates, including the multi-crore stamp paper scandal culprit Abdul Karim Lal Telgi and illegal mining accused Janardan Reddy, have been submitted to the judges through video conferencing, he explained.
He said a prison training academy will be set up on his office premises in Bangalore at a cost of `4 crore.
Apart from development of prisons, the department has also taken steps to improve the living conditions of prison staff and set aside Rs 4 crore for the repair of their quarters.