MEDICAL CARE :

Medical Facilities in Prisons :

Separate hospital wing is existing in all Central Prisons and in some District Prisons. Medical officers are working in these hospitals, who are deputed from Department of Health and Family Welfare Services. Para Medical staff viz., Pharmacists, Male Nurses, Lab Technicians are assisting Medical Officers. Hospitals are being provided with required medical equipments viz., X-ray machines, lab equipments, ECG machines etc.,. The health problems of prisoners are being taken care of by medical officers. Inmates are being referred to District Hospitals for higher treatment/ investigation. In all District Hq. Sub Jails and Taluka Sub Jails health problems of prisoners are being taken care of by the visiting medical officer.

The details of post sanctioned , working and vacant post of Medical officers and para medics as on 31.3.2013 is as under:-

Post Sanctioned Post Working Strength Vacant
Assistant Surgeon 18 8 10
Psychiatrist 2 0 2
Pharmacist 17 11 6
Junior Lab Technician 6 5 1
X Ray Technician 4 3 1
Male Nurse 5 1 4
Total 52 28 24

Prison Department in coordination with various organizations viz., Medical Colleges, Rotary, Lions Club and other NGOs hold General Health Check up camps, Eye, Skin and Dental Health Check up Camps in the prisons.

Appointment of Doctors on Contract Basis:

As per the Government Order H D 25 P R E 2011 05-02-2013 Department has initiated action to appoint retired Government Medical Officers on contract basis and called for walkin interview on 18.03.2013. Appointment orders has been issued to Doctors on contract basis and appointed to the following prisons with a monthly remuneration of Rs 25,000/- / Rs: 30,000/- per month.

Sl.no Name of the Prison Number of Doctors
1 Central Prison, Banglaore 01
2 Central Prison, Mysore 02
3 Central Prison, Belgaum 01
4 Central Prison, Gulbarga 01
5 Central Prison, Bijapur 01
6 District Prison , Bidar 01
7 District Prison, Raichur 01
8 District Prison , Mangalore 01

Medical Camps

Medical camps organized in various prisons in the State during the year under report are as under:

  • HIV/AIDS awareness programme organised for the inmates at Central Prison, Bijapur in association with District Hospital, Bijapur
  • Dental Health Check up organised at District Prison, Mangalore in association with KVG Dental College, Soolya.
  • Dental Health Check up organised at District Prison, Raichur in association with Navodaya Education Institution , Raichur.
  • Skin Disease detection camp organised for inmates at District Hq Sub Jail Mandya
  • General Health Check up camp organised for the inmates at District Prison, Madikeri & Chickmaglur in association with District Hospital, Madikeri. And Chickmaglur respectively.
  • General Health Check up camp organised for the inmates at District Prison, Chitradurga in coordination with Red Cross Society, Branch- Chitradurga.
  • Eye check up camp organised for inmates at Central Prison ,Belgaum in coordination with the medical authorities reputed hospital
  • General Health Check up camp organised for the inmates at District Prison,Mangalore in coordination with Father Muller Medical College, Mangaloer

ICTC Centre:

Integrated Counseling and Testing Centre is working at Central Prison , Bangalore in coordination with Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society. ICTC is equipped with all necessary HIV/AIDS detecting instruments viz., Centrifuge, Testing kit, Refrigerator and services of one counselor and one lab technician are made available at this centre. All prisoners who are newly admitted to prison are counseled by the ICTC’s counselor on Prevention, treatment and various aspects of HIV/AIDS. They are encouraged to get themselves tested at this ICT Centre for HIV/AIDS.

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