No HIV affected persons in Prisons-Minister

16 June 2012 06:51 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Minister Chandrasiri Gajadheera has rejected reports regarding the presence of persons afflicted with the HIV/AIDS in the Prisons, the state owned SLBC reported.

“Specialist Physicians inspect the health condition of the detainees every month. But any disclosure of an AIDS condition was not reported,” the Minister said.

He said that a programme will commence to check the health condition of those entering the Prisons.

In May, this year a Court ordered prison authorities to check prison inmates for HIV/AIDS following a death of a prisoner from complications from HIV/AIDS.

  Comments - 2

  • Pasel Sunday, 17 June 2012 01:16 PM

    Karu you are wrong the minister is right , Most of the HIV persons are out side of the prison ,

    karu Sunday, 17 June 2012 04:17 AM

    You right.........most HIV persons are not inside the prison


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