112 physicians appointed at prisons across country
Published: 04:05 PM, 21 September 2021
A total of 112 physicians have been appointed for providing treatment to the prisoners at 68 prisons across the country while 29 posts out of 141 are now lying vacant.
Lawyer for the inspector general of prisons Shafiqul Islam submitted a report, on the issue, to the High Court (HC) bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman on Tuesday.
Later, the HC asked the government to appoint doctors to 29 remaining posts at the prisons as early as possible in order to provide treatment to prisoners.