Medical Neglect in Prisons: Lack of Docs and Therapy
The once-called ‘Youngster Growth Middle’ at Tongi in Gazipur district has now taken the title of ‘Kishore Growth Middle. Nonetheless, there may be at the moment no physician to deal with the incarcerated youngsters right here. If any of the prisoners listed below are sick, they’re despatched to Tongi Ahsan Ullah Grasp Normal Hospital.
The juvenile improvement middle established on 5.34 acres of land underneath the Division of Social Providers has a capability of 200 prisoners authorised by the federal government. Nonetheless, there at the moment are 727 juvenile detainees. However, there isn’t any physician, compounder, or nurse to deal with them.
Ehiatuzzaman, assistant director of the middle, informed The Day by day Star that since there isn’t any physician on this juvenile improvement middle, it’s not potential to offer instant remedy if any inmate is sick. He mentioned, ‘There was a compounder right here. He was lately transferred to Jamalpur. 2 posts of compounder and nurse are vacant. He feels that there’s a want for extra lodging right here moreover docs and nurses to offer medical companies.
Mohibur Rahman, the brother of Kishore Muhith, who’s incarcerated on this middle, informed the Day by day Star, “There’s a want to present extra significance to the psychological and bodily remedy of the inmates right here. However there isn’t any medical service right here.’
Al Amin, the son of Rafiqul Islam of Narayanganj, was launched on bail on the afternoon of June 28. Rafiqul informed Day by day Star, ‘There have been 10 individuals in a room the place my son was. The boy mentioned that there isn’t any remedy for fever-chill.’The water can’t be consumed. Meals and water odor. The tub water is soiled. Bathing in soiled water induced sores on his physique. All those that are out on bail together with my son have bruises on their our bodies,’ he mentioned.
Kishore Rakib, a prisoner of Tongi Kishore Growth, died on August 24 on the Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Rakib died because of a delay in receiving remedy, as his household alleged. Earlier in June, a youngster died on this improvement middle.
Employees of Tongi Kishore Growth Middle informed my information Bangladesh that it’s mandatory to construct infrastructure for added prisoners. Additionally they demanded a full-fledged hospital with docs and nurses. Additionally they mentioned that three meals are cooked and served to the prisoners right here. Breakfast can be supplied within the afternoon. Two cooks prepare dinner these.
Mohammad Ehiatuzzaman, the supervisor of this juvenile improvement middle, informed My Information Bangladesh, “There are numerous measures, together with coaching for the psychological improvement of imprisoned youngsters and adolescents.”He mentioned that there’s a system of sports activities for the psychological improvement of the prisoners. Inmates on every ground are allowed to play for half-hour day by day. Chess, carrom, and Ludo can be found on the ground.
The middle has amenities for educating stitching, laptop, electronics, and vehicle work. Ehiatuzzaman additionally mentioned that two inmates of this establishment have died this yr. Prisoners dwell in five-story and two-story buildings. 63 posts of licensed officers and staff Presently, 31 persons are working. There are 7 individuals engaged on a venture.
He additionally mentioned that 55 Ansar members are working for the security of the establishment. Deputy Director of Gazipur District Social Providers Workplace SM Anwarul Karim informed My Information Bangladesh, ‘If any inmate of this middle is sick, they’re despatched to Tongi Ahsan Ullah Grasp Normal Hospital. Docs there refer sufferers to different hospitals after they see juvenile improvement sufferers. We’ll apply for a physician from the Civil Surgeon’s workplace.’
“Like Kashimpur Jail, I’ll prepare for a physician from the Civil Surgeon’s workplace to go to the affected person,” he mentioned.Director of Tongi Ahsan Ullah Grasp Normal Hospital, Jahangir Alam, informed My Information Bangladesh in regards to the remedy of inmates of the juvenile improvement middle, ‘RM may converse effectively on this regard.’
Resident Medical Officer (RMO) of this hospital, Tariq Hasan, informed my news Bangladesh, ‘We deal with sufferers from the Adolescent Growth Middle when they’re introduced right here. If mandatory, they’re additionally admitted.