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Seminar on Health Care in Detention


DG Prisons Shri K. Rajendra Kumar, IPS, during Seminar on Health Care in Detention held on 16th September, 2013

Director General of Prisons Shri K. Rajendra Kumar, IPS, alongwith participants of the Seminar on Health Care in Detention held on
16th September, 2013

Srinagar (Kashmir) - J&K, September 16th '2013: A two days Seminar on “Health Care in Detention” was organized by the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) in collaboration with the J&K Prisons Department and Directorate of Health, Kashmir. The Seminar was principally designed to improve the health care system in detention and discuss every issue pertaining to it.

During the inaugural session, the Director General of Prisons Sh. K. Rajendra Kumar, IPS spoke about the importance of Medical Care in Prisons in order to restore and maintain the health of inmates and to maintain a satisfactory standard of general sanitation and hygiene within the institution. The DG Prisons emphasised that the Prisons Department is putting in its best efforts so as to provide access to continuum of Health Care Services to all the Prison inmates and to fulfil the health care needs of the inmates in timely and efficient manner.

On the occasion the Director Health Services, Kashmir spoke about the need of Medical examination on admission of every prisoner in the Jail and the need of coordinated action between the Prisons Department and Health Department to meet the medical needs of the Prison inmates.

Dr. Raed Abu Rabi, Head of Health in Detention Unit, ICRC, Geneva was the main speaker for the Seminar who spoke on various issues of utmost importance in context of Health Care in Detention and role of ICRC in improving the living conditions of inmates through out the world.

Superintendents from all the Jails of Kashmir Province and the Prisons Medical Officers and Doctors from Directorate of Health Services attended the Seminar. A similar Seminar is going to be organized in Jammu for the Staff posted there in this month.

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