This was reported by Lieutenant Colonel Sara Rubio, head of the Department of the Directorate of Penitentiary Establishments (DEP) of the Ministry of the Interior (Minint).
On the website of that law enforcement institution the official indicated that Minint’s medical services, together with the Ministry of Public Health, managed to control the effects of the pandemic in the prison system, which had its peak at the time of the highest incidence of Covid-19 on the island.
She affirmed that rigorous protocols were applied there for the protection of the resources and of the officers working in those establishments.
Most of the inmates received the three doses of Cuban vaccines established in the national immunization program, and now a booster dose is being applied.
The information highlights the work carried out by the National Hospital for Inmates (HNR) located in areas of the Combinado del Este prison in the capital, the largest hospital facility of the prison system in Cuba.
According to Dr. Carlos Alberto Espinosa, director of the HNR, the strict surveillance at the entrance and exit of the center, as well as the rigorous sanitary measures applied with the conscious participation of the inmates and their families, were decisive in preventing the pandemic from getting out of control.