Only 6 doctors for 68 jails: IG prisons
There are only six doctors for the country’s 68 jails where 111 posts of physicians still remain vacant, Inspector General of Prisons Brig Gen Syed Iftekhar Uddin said today.
Many posts of nurses are also vacant at the prisons, the IG prisons informed reporters at a press conference held at Bakshibazar in Dhaka today.
Moreover, only nine ambulances have been allocated for the prisoners across the country, he said.
“We have already informed the ministries of finance and health about the shortage of doctors, nurses and ambulances but are yet to get any response,” he said.