Mangaluru, Dec 12, 2016: Speaking to the inmates of the M’luru jail, where a free medical camp was organised by PMI, Prison Ministry India and District Wenlock hospital on Dec 11, Sunday, local MLA J. R. Lobo called upon prisoners to equip them selves to return to the mainstream of the society. Worrying about the past will not help, better to focus and work on your future, he said.
District Surgeon and Wenlock Hospital medical superintendent Dr Rajeshwari Devi H R said that the Hospital is ever ready to serve the inmates of prison. Thanking MLA J R Lobo for taking extra interest in renovating the prison cell at the Hospital, she said the hospital prison cell beds have been increased from two to six. Stressing on the need to maintain hygiene and cleanliness for better health, she promised to send a separate team of Ayush doctors comprising Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani and Homeopathy units so that the prisoners get long term benefits of health.
District Prison Superintendent V Krishna Murthy lauded the efforts of PMI group that has been visiting prison regularly in a bid to counsel and transform prisoners. The PMI has become a part of the life of the inmates in several ways, he noted and remembered the help offered by PMI members including providing medical assistance and providing legal help through advocates.
PMI coordinator Fr Prakash D’Cunha thanked the prison superintendent for giving an opportunity to serve the needy prisoners. He made a mention of Dr.Ronald Anil Fernandes who was working tirelessly for the prisoners’ welfare. Many PMI volunteers made an effort to see that prisoners got good attention.
A dermatologists’ team led by Dr Dinesh Kamath and Ayush team led by Dr Vikram examined nearly 200 prisoners while Accu Labs Partner Rajesh Lobo checked the blood sugar level of more than 150 prisoners.