A local NGO has bemoaned the deteriorating health standards in prisons, saying the situation is getting out of hand.
Ivy Kwataine, chairperson of Centre for Human Rights Education and Advice said TB and HIV is on the rise again in Malawi prisons.
“We need to do something to deal with the matter. When a person is a prisoner we think that person cannot access health services, we need to know that even prisoners have a right to health services,” she said.
She therefore said there was need for all stakeholders including the government to ensure that prisoners enjoy good health.
The high rate of TB is attributed to the congestion in Malawi prisons.