Medical Aid

Medical facilities in Jails
Whole time Doctors are posted, one each, in Central Jails at Kanda (Shimla), & Nahan, Lala Lajpat Rai District and Open Air Correctional Home, Dharamshala and Open Air Jail Bilaspur. Doctors from Local Civil Hospitals visit the remaining Jails on part-time for the medical check-up/treatment of the prisoners lodged there. One post of Dispenser/Pharmacist has also been sanctioned for each of the Jails/Sub Jails to assist the Doctors. In cases of serious illness, prisoners are sent to the District Hospitals, Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla, PGI Chandigarh and the Hospitals situated in New Delhi. Mentally ill prisoners are sent to Mental Hospital Boileuganj, Shimla-171005, Himachal Pradesh. Expenditure on medical treatment is borne by the Government. Special medical check-up camps are organized by the Doctors of Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla and voluntary organizations to treat the ailing prisoners.