KARENNI STATE- It is reported that there is a shortage of food and medicine in the eastern part of Loikaw Township, Karenni State, as the number of prisoners increases at No. (5) Karenni State Police (KSP).
“The number of prisoners could not be disclosed due to security reasons, but most of the prisoners are drug offenders, and women are also included,” stated the camp commander, Kuprayal.
“In KSP’s prison camp, there aren’t enough medicine and health care providers. If someone gets sick, they have to go outside the camp to a hospital/clinic for treatment,” continued Commander Khuprayal.
“We used to have healthcare providers and medicine at the camp. But now fewer people donate medicine, and there is a shortage of healthcare staff. So, both our soldiers and the prisoners have difficulties receiving treatment,” said the camp chief.
“Lately, we are also facing a shortage of food rations, but we are trying our best. We used to provide three meals a day to prisoners, but now as the number of prisoners increased and the number of donors decreased, we were able to feed them only two meals a day,” Commander Khuprayal added.
He also stated that lectures and talks are given at schools and villages for drug-free communities. Currently, a court has been opened in the eastern part of Loikaw Township, and some cases are being investigated, but no orders have been made yet.
Currently, the Karenni State Police Department (KSP) has eight units working all over the state, and two police outposts are reportedly established.