Over 150 Adiala Jail inmates diagnosed with Hepatitis B, C

As many as 157 prisoners, were diagnosed with Hepatitis B, C, imprisoned in Adiala Jail, however no  cases of HIV/Aids were diagnosed during the 14 days screening campaign in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi.

According to reports of Baaghitv, the District Health Authority (DHA) in Rawalpindi organized a medical camp in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi from July 8 to 24. In the medical camp, as many as 2540 prisoners underwent blood screening test during which 157 cases of Hepatitis C and 11 cases of Hepatitis B were detected.

This is an alarming figure as number of prisoners affected by such diseases are increasing at alarming pace. Responding to these revelations, officials have started providing medical treatment to the diagnosed patients and said, a three-month special course of tablets will be given to treat the patients.

The medical report of prisoners have been sent to the Punjab health department and Inspector General of Prisons.

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