743 Bahrain inmates ‘safe’ from coronavirus
TDT | Manama
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The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) has confirmed that all precautionary measures have been carried out by the General Administration of Reform and Rehabilitation to ensure the health and safety of inmates and protect them from the coronavirus.
The provision of health care to inmates has been steady at the Correction and Rehabilitation Center and places of detention, NIHR President Maria Khoury has said.
The Interior Ministry has dispatched 11 medical consultants and specialists in various medical fields from Salmaniya Medical Complex to the Correction and Rehabilitation Center where all cases of inmates in different specialities were examined, she added.
At the Correction and Rehabilitation Center in Jau, they examined 743 inmates from June 25 until December 28, she said.
Khoury added that officials provided vaccines to all the inmates, regardless of their legal status, who wished to be vaccinated and met the health conditions.
The vaccines were provided at specific dates and times.
She added that this approach ensured the right of the inmates to receive treatment continuously, rejecting baseless allegations that healthcare was suspended.
Khoury stressed the significance of continuing to take positive measures to ensure the inmates’ right to health and the provision of medical treatment.
Such measures also cover providing appropriate meals that include a special diet, allowing inmates to exercise and giving them time for exposure to the sun in the centre’s yards to comply with international standards for the treatment of inmates, she said.
Khoury called on all inmates and detainees to benefit from the various medical services provided at all rehabilitation and detention centres, whether when they are booked to meet medical consultants and specialists or when they wish to get vaccinated.