Hospitals having all basic health facilities are available at all Jails of the Punjab with sufficient quantity of medicines in store. Male and Female Medical Officers and Paramedical Staff are also available to provide health care facilities to the prisoners inside the Jail Hospital. All basic diagnostic facilities like ECG, Ultrasound Machine, X-Ray Plant, Dental Unit, Mini Labs and screening tests of Hepatitis B&C, HIV/ AIDs, HCV etc have been provided at these hospitals. Full time Medical Officers have been posted at every jail to examine and treat the prisoners on indoor and outdoor basis in addition to providing free medicines and vaccination as per their needs. A Mini Operation Theater is also available at some jails for carrying out minor surgeries. Ambulances are also been provided for emergency shifting of prisoners from Jail to outside Hospital.
Budget Allocated for Purchase of Medicines
|Financial Year||Purchase through Home Department||Local Purchase|
|2011-12||21.624 (M)||25.801 (M)|
|2012-13||6.306 (M)||6.980 (M)|
|2013-14||Budget allocated amounting to Rs. 55,284,407/-,for purchase of medicines handed over to all field formations.|
|2014-15||Budget allocated amounting to Rs. 94,244,864/-,for purchase of medicines handed over to all field formations.|
|2015-16||Budget allocated amounting to Rs. 2,98,00,000/-,for purchase of medicines handed over to all field formations.|
|The procurement of medicines for the year 2016-17 is under process.|
|Name of Equipments||Quantity||Name of Equipments||Quantity|
|X-Ray Machines||13||ESR Stand||05|
|Dental Unites||38||Mobile Operation Theater Light||05|
|Ultrasound Machines||34||Digital Incubator||05|
|ECG Machines||44||Water Bath||05|
|T.B Dot Labs||30||Centrifuge Machine||05|
|Sucker Machines Large||20||Hematology Analyzer||05|
|Oxygen Cylinders 48 cft||64||Pipette Adjustable||05|
|Hospital Beds||912||Ambu Bag||05|
|Microscope||05||Semi Automatic Chemistry Analyzer||05|
36 Auto Refractometers are being purchased for all jails in the Punjab except Sub Jail, Chakwal at a total cost of Rs.15 Million
Similarly PKR 91.342 Million has been expended for the purchase of hospital equipments for High Security Prison Sahiwal, District Jail, Okara, Pakpattan, Layyah, Bhakkar, Family Rooms of Central Jail, Lahore and other prisons of Punjab during the year 2014 - 2015.
Provision of Ambulances
As regard the facility of ambulance is concerned, Sixteen / 16 new ambulances have been provided to the Jails. Now at present all the jails in Punjab Jails have the facility of ambulance to carry / shift the critical patients outside the Jail on emergency basis. New ambulances have been provided to the following Jails:
Visit of Consultants
Prisons Department has issued directions to all the jail authorities for ensuring treatment of inmates in Jail Hospitals. Medical Specialists / Consultants from the local DHQ Hospitals are routinely visiting Jails to examine and treat the sick prisoners. They visit jails with the cooperation of the concerned EDO Health on fixed working days.
Blood Screening of Prisoners
Blood screening of prisoners is done at the time of entering into the Jail. The tuberculosis screening by sputum examination is also being carried out according to the guidelines given by the T.B Reach Project, Provincial T.B Control Programme, Punjab. For treatment and care of HIV/AIDs positive prisoners, the Punjab AIDs Control Programme has already coordinated with District Health and Jail Authorities for initial screening of the prisoners.