Lundazi state prison clinic opens
Lundazi District Medical Office has finally opened a clinic at Lundazi State Prison aimed at providing health services sick prisoners, remaindees and families of prison staffs.
Lundazi District Prisons Officer in Charge, Chief Inspector Dextor Liyungu disclosed this to ZANIS, saying the move follows a directive issued by Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu when he recently visited Lundazi State Prison and Katube Open Prison.
Chief Inspector Liyungu disclosed that the clinic at Lundazi State Prison was opened last week on Monday and the Office of Lundazi District Medical has since sent a qualified enrolled midwife to run the clinic.
The Chief Inspector Liyungu bemoaned lack of accommodation for the new clinical Officer saying this was a challenge which he said higher authorities were looking into.
The Lundazi State Prison will help reduce prisoners escaping as they are being taking for treatment.
He said Lundazi State Prison and Katube Open Prisons have 207 prisoners.
ZANIS in Lundazi reports that Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu recently
directed Lundazi District Health Management to open a clinic and deploy
a clinical officer at Lundazi State Prison to attend to sick inmates and
Officers families both at Lundazi State Prison and Katube Open
The Minister explained that inmates and remaindees at the two prisons were
also human beings with rights to receive quality health services as
per Patriotic Front Manifesto.
He said the Patriotic Front government has a desire to provide
improved health services to prisoners, hence the need for them to
receive quality health facilities at all time.