The covid-19 vaccination roll out is leaving no stone unturned, reaching inmates at the Rove prison
This exercise began on Wednesday last week
This comes about after some very thoughtful deliberation by his CSSI’s management team, through its hard working representative within the National Emergency Response Team (NERT) in Honiara.
They see the importance of progressing ongoing activities of the Correctional Services as early as next year 2022.
And they have also anticipated a huge back log of incomplete and undone activities which if continues will be a huge setback for CSSI.
Therefore at the review of the CSSI’s Covid -19 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the National Lockdown Plan in early August 2021, the National Emergency Response Team (NERT) representative for CSSI, Inspector David Niui included in the reviewed document, prison inmates vaccination, as this will prepare them in advance if there is a possibility for a lift to certain restriction imposed due to the pandemic, so that Rehabilitation, Regeneration and Reintegration activities can continue once again.
Inspector Niui said that the non-vaccination of prison inmates will create a gap that will certainly poses risk to everyone entering and leaving RCCC.
If this gap is not filled and RCCC resumes its normal operations, it will become a breeding ground for the Covid 19 virus.
Hence our request was deliberated on and was approved by the National Oversite Committee, led by its Technical Adviser Doctor Yogesh.
Thus a team lead by Dr. Lawrence Diua started vaccination on Wednesday at the Rove Correctional Facility.