Pregnant women and inmates of correctional centers will get 1,000 reading glasses and 500 prenatal medicines – NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission has donated 1,000 reading glasses and 500 prenatal medications to inmates in all prisons across the country.

Reading glasses are often worn by people who cannot see nearby very well, while prenatal medications are vitamin and mineral supplements that are recommended to be taken before and during pregnancy.

The NHRC made the donation during the launch of the 2022 Correctional Center Audit Exercise at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) Headquarters in Abuja.

“The highlight of the event was the donations of 1000 reading glasses and 500 prenatal DRUGS by the Commission in conjunction with Gift Health Plus (a US-based NGO) to the Correctional Service for onward distribution to inmates at across the country,” the commission said. in a statement Thursday.

The Chairman of the Commission, Dr Salamatu Suleiman, who led the Commission’s delegation to verify compliance with international best practices in prison establishments, said that the welfare and access to medical care for all prisoners are crucial.

“It should be noted that detainees in correctional facilities are entitled to enjoy general human rights, including the right to good health, in accordance with international human rights standards or best practices,” Suleiman said.

In his remarks, NCS Comptroller General Haliru Nababa, represented by Marylaurine Melchizedek, welcomed the initiative for being people-oriented.

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