REHABILITATION & REENTRY DIRECTORATE
JUVENILE AFFAIRS & BORSTAL MANAGEMENT DIRECTORATE
Welfare of Prisoners
Concerning the healthcare of prisoners, every inmate has the same right to medical care as any other citizen that is why he/she receives free medical treatment through the program known under the name of "Mutuelle de Santé".
Every prison has an infirmary from where patients receive medical care and that collaborates with the health centers nearest to the prison. In case an inmate cannot receive appropriate medical care from the infirmary, he/she shall be transferred to another heath centre.
Upon admission to prison, the incarcerated person shall be examined by a doctor for any contagious diseases. An incarcerated person who is diagnosed with a contagious disease shall be transferred to an appropriate place to receive health care to protect other people from contamination.
A prison medical doctor shall examine issues relating to disease, hygiene and nutritional status of prisoners. He/she shall inform the prison management in writing of any relevant matters that need to be addressed to protect the health of the incarcerated persons.
All prisons and TIG camps provide HIV voluntary counselling and testing services, and antiretroviral treatment for HIV-infected prisoners.
Concerning the ration for the inmates, any incarcerated person has an inalienable right to a sufficient daily ration of food with a balanced nutritional value as well as the accessibility to adequate clean drinking water provided by the Government. The ration must have at least two thousand one hundred (2100) calories composed of cereal, leguminous, water, salt, oil and other vital food for the good health of an incarcerated person.