CAPIO MEDICAL OUTREACH
In line with the Carmelite Prisoners’ Interest Organization (CAPIO) routine medical outreach in custodial centres in South-East Nigeria, towards promoting health and well being of inmates, CAPIO medical team on the 18th of February 2022, visited Nsukka Medium Security Custodial Centre. The team was well received by the Officer-in-Charge of the facility. The medical team had in attendance over 20 volunteers which included; a Professor and Consultants of medicine, Pharmacists, Nurses, medical recorders and others. The team attended to 104 inmates and 2 Correctional Officers, their age distribution was between 17 and 86 years.
Data from the medical outreach revealed that Inmates attended to had similar symptoms, 32% of the attended population had cough and skin problems, 27% had body pain and headache, 15% experienced chest pain, 11% received optical care, 9% had abdominal discomfort, 8% suffered from hallucination/insomnia, while 6% experienced heartburn and uncontrollable bladder among several others. Beyond medical treatment, all inmates attended to received relief materials.
CAPIO wish to use this medium to appreciate Sisters of St. Peters Clever for their funding support and everyone who has contributed towards the success of the outreach, together we will improve the welfare and well being of inmates, as well as, other disadvantaged groups in Nigeria.