The health situation an Lebanese prisonsThe health situation in Lebanese prisons
Lebanon have 22 prisons, the largest prison Roumyeh (adults and juveniles), and the rest of the prison is distributed in different areas of Lebanon, all the buildings were not established for that purpose with the exception of the central prison Roumyeh, but developed in the headquarters of the official institutions and municipalities.
Given the premises of non-equipped or prepared originally for housing. The healthy situation is catastrophic prerogative: Rooms not enter the sun and the air, no water to drink, and bacteria Taut in the place ... not to mention the diseases transmitted from person to person, which is growing in of universal, it is not of medical, rather than doctors originally though they understand not covering the quarter-quarter of those who are in prison are single and even the simplest medical devices that are present in our homes that are not normal in the majority of the prisons filled with the numbers of male and female prisoners?? How can that be??
It’s the biggest and the Central Prison," which includes the largest number of prisoners, disturbed by the deterioration in health conditions, psychological and social prisoners, and suffers from a lack of health services, medicines, and the absence of reform plans, and social isolation, lack of Sort of prisoners, slow trials, the recalcitrance of deaths, refugees are being held over their sentences.
In "Roumyeh prison” died about 50 prisoners since 2007, the causes of death curtail the prison administration" heart attack "no matter how many were different, and without opening a single investigation, and deceased prisoners.
The statistics indicate that there are 35 cases suffering from heart disease and need for operations, and that there are 123 cases suffering from nerves and 26 suffer from skin diseases intractable and that 50% of them suffer from the disease scabies, which is due and the due primarily to lack of hygiene in the rooms and lack of hygiene skin (bath \ change clothes every day ..),The TB is increasing which in turn affects the liver and lead to scarring of the liver and that appeared at a number of cases that suffer from it. .
We add that there is one doctor for 3500 prisoners, does not follow the ethics of the medical profession, as there is a medical clinic, but the people of inmates are doing to ensure the medicines to their relatives inside the prison. It is interesting that if you got and that was conducted for any of the prisoners after the exit of the prisoners are demanding that pay allowance costs of the operation conducted by a law which is at the expense of the state.
During the 35 visit of Khiam Center to the prisoners on 14 Lebanese prisons were detected for a number of diseases through the work of 3 years and according to the previews and statements of various medical afternoon of 41 different diseases between (skin - physical \ internal – psychological).
Diseases of skin which has suffered the prisoners, the majority of them because of their exposure to the sun and in sufficient quantity to protect them from the non-proliferation of viruses and microbes, and quickly and the room humid and parasites that accumulate due to humidity, which cause their chest diseases from asthma and thus disease colds and infections, almonds and bronchi pulmonary other skin disease. The diseases of the joints and bones appear when each guest and remove it if no especially lower back pain osteoporosis the lack of mobility and walking and due to sit for long hours and lack of work, poor nutrition and lack of regular eating. Followed by diseases: hypertension - fats in the blood - diabetes, a result of frustration and also the lack of attention to the patient's health since the beginning and thus to malnutrition and the diseases and ailments: pain in the head migraine - nerves - depression - and anxiety Permanent paid to provide the psychological factor and the pressure experienced by the guest of fear and worry and think about punishment and how the supervisors and those responsible for the guest with them, especially when moving from one prison to another and smoking. And inflammation in the liver and inflammation of the urinary tract and the sand is the result of non-clean water often and therefore do not drink regularly or sufficient quantity of water on a daily basis.
As for diseases, including chronic (diabetes - ulcers - pressure - fat ...) some of them were present when the prisoners out of prisons are increasing to the lack of interest in the delivery of drugs to their respective holders.
The incidents condemn, and which took place on 01.03.2012 is the death of Palestinian youth Hussam Almaara result dose OVERDOSE, and that before the 3 days of his death gave release and the deceased may feel pain in his chest and told the guards that were taken that to the doctor but did not care for his health. What was the guest but rebelled and loud voices from the windows of the building and they have to contact the Member, the Committee of the family of prisoners in Lebanese prisons, "Ali Khalil Akil”, but the guest patient had died and that after investigations brought management prison forensics expert for the autopsy (and the body was the color slash to severe cyanosis) and found the people then it has at its own expense they had to pay $ 600.
And other cases such as guest Ahmed Miqdad who needs open-heart surgery and needs to Rossor but noted his internal security forces that they do not have Rossor and therefore does not make anything to him and another needs to make a laser to one of his eyes ..
Lebanese prisons that do not meet the international standards for prisons and some jails and private areas should be closed, but this requires a government plan to address this purely humanitarian issue which did not give the required importance to date.
Overcrowding within the prison rooms so that there are many prison inmates outnumber its ability to accommodate these numbers of prisoners.
What is happening in Lebanese prisons violation of minimum treatment of prisoners, which requires from the Lebanese government to speed up the processing conditions of prisons, health, social and put a rehabilitative programs for detainees and to speed up the trials and the establishment of national preventive mechanism to prevent torture.