SEVERAL DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES’ ENGAGEMENTS BEING REVAMPED

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Fifteen bedridden and infirmed inmates are now receiving specialized care at the Department of Correctional Services’ DCS recently opened Medical Centre and Infirmary, located at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre in St. Catherine.

The inmates were transferred from the St. Catherine and Tower Street Adult Correctional Centres to the 25-bed facility, the first of its kind, which caters to inmates in need of special care and medical treatment.

This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Matthew Samuda, who noted that the facility’s establishment is consistent with the Government’s “commitment to improving the ‘duty of care’ observed in the provision of treatment to bedridden and infirmed inmates.

The Minister, who was making a statement in the Upper House on Friday, noted that this arrangement resulted from corrective actions undertaken by the Administration in response to two special investigation reports by the Independent Commission of Investigations INDECOM.