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Prison for inmates with mental disorder soon


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Luanda – The Ministry of the Interior (MININT) will soon open a hospital for the treatment and hospitalisation of inmates with mental disorders and psychological counselling needs.
The information was released Friday in Luanda by the deputy director of the Prison Services, António Gaspar Fernandes, on the fringes of a visit of diplomats accredited to Angola to the São Paulo prison
hospital, designed for the treatment of sick inmates.

 According to the prison official, facilities of the kind have bee getting the support of the Ministry of Health and are part of the national public health system.

He stated that the Prison Services, as part of its mission of enforcing decisions made by the courts on individuals, abide by the respect for the values and personality rights established by the Constitution of
the Republic of Angola.

As to the São Paulo inmates hospital, the official noted that it was created to respond to demand and deficit that the Prison Services was experiencing, with regard to medical assistance to prisoners.

The facilities recently, within the framework of the programme of maximisation of the prison infrastructures, was restored and received new areas for medical treatment, with service areas for direct and private inclusion of individuals who committed crime.

The meeting was also attended by the deputy minister of Interior for Correctional Services, Bamokina Zau, who added that his  ministerial department opened the doors to the visiting ambassadors to show
the steps taken for the humanization of the prison service.