Atención de salud para grupos específicos
Questions for monitors
Are there female health care staff or chaperones available in the prison health service? When and at what frequency?
What questions are asked on sexual and reproductive history of new women detainees?
What specific health and sanitary provisions are there for pregnant, breast feeding and menstruating women?
Are specific gynaecological preventive screening tests available?
Are children given an initial health screening on arrival in the prison?
Are paediatricians available in the prison or by referral to a near-by community health centre?
Are the same paediatric health programs available in the prison as in the community (e.g. routine vaccinations)?
What mechanisms are in place for documenting and reporting cases of physical, psychological or sexual abuse of children?
Does the initial screening enable the diversion of persons with severe mental disorders to appropriate health care settings?
Have any modifications or adjustments been made in the prison to accommodate detainees with disabilities?
Are there specific habilitation and rehabilitation programs available to detainees with disabilities?
Is consent of detainees with disabilities sought before any treatment is decided?
Are interpreters available to the prison health service?
Do foreign detainees and those from remote areas of the country have access to communication with and visits from family?
Are specialised health programs in the community, in particular for transgender individuals, available to transgender detainees?
Do transgender detainees have access to specialized health care programmes?
Do detainees who have started gender reassignment programmes in the community have the possibility to continue their treatment while in detention?
Has the prison health service taken any special measures to care for the health of older detainees?
Are national programs for the prevention, treatment and care of HIV and Hepatitis incorporated into the prison health service?
What specific interventions to prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitis have been introduced into the prisons?
Do national Tuberculosis screenings and treatment programmes include the prisons?
Are health staff, particularly physician, trained in the documentation of torture using the Istanbul Protocol?
What mechanisms are in place for the confidential reporting of cases of alleged torture and ill-treatment, and for the protection of the victims?