All Central Prisons are provided with full fledged hospitals with full time Medical Officers and supporting staff. 
At the time of admission all prisoners are subjected to medical screening and prisoners requiring specialized treatment are referred to outside hospitals.  Prisoners suffering from infectious diseases are segregated appropriately.   Deputy Civil Surgeons are posted in all Central Prisons.  Pathology labs with pathologists and Lab-technicians are functioning in all Central Prisons except one.  Special care is being taken in giving treatment to mentally ill prisoners as suggested by Mental Health Hospitals.
There is no restriction on purchase of medicines or on treatment of prisoners.  Needy prisoners are referred to District Headquarters hospitals and specialized hospitals.
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