Health Facilities

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.

Medical Equipments

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
Water Still 05    

Auto Refractometer

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:

District Jail

  • Multan
  • Jhang
  • Faisalabad
  • Attock
  • M.B Din
  • Jhelum
  • Rahim Yar Khan
  • Muzaffargarh
  • Shahpur
  • Rajanpur
  • Vehari

Borstal Jail

  • Faisalabad
  • Bahawalpur

Other Jails

  • Sub Jail, Chakwal
  • Women Jail, Multan

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.