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Health care unit opens inside Rumbek prison


November 4, 2011 (RUMBEK) - The governor of Lakes state Chol Tong Mayay and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) officially opened a new health care building for inmates at Rumbek Central Prison on Thursday.

The medical director of Rumbek central prison services, Captain Wecnyin Domkoc Malual, told the press that the new centre will provide those being detained with much better access to primary health care services.

Since independence from Anglo-Egyptian rule in 1956 the capacity of the prison has increased from a maximum of 200 to 1,000 Domkoc said.

“We are extending this primary health care unit to be referral hospital for inmate only, comprise of all counties of Lakes state,” he said, noting that power supplies remained a problem.

The medical director said that the health care facility still needed an ultrasound machine, computer and an ambulance for transporting patients on referral.

However, the UNMISS correctional advisor, Enock G. Mogaka, expressed confidence that the health centre would add "great value" to the prison service.

The prison’s primary health care unit has an admission ward for both men and women. The work was supported by state government, UNMISS and local NGOs in Rumbek.

This is the first primary health care unit to be open in Rumbek since South Sudan became independent on 9 July as part of a 2005 peace deal with north Sudan.


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  • 5 November 2011 06:29, by omoni jr.

    Do we have Inmates in South sudan?
    What did they do??
    How many inmates do we have in south sudan?

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  • 5 November 2011 07:18, by Isaac Khamis

    Rumbek was the first town of South Sudan Towns to have big prison built by UK because of nature of the crimes they have, but it is unacceptable to imprisons the large numbers of 200 to 1000 in one single prison. this number can do more useful things to government instead of being fed in prison without charge.

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  • 7 November 2011 13:36, by Gabriel KK

    Prisoners deserve fair treatment and dignity like other citizen in the country. their living conditions should be improved by giving them enough cloths, enough food and security in prison.

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