Guayaquil Ecuador: At least 1000 inmates suffering drug withdrawal since transfer to new prison

Posted on December 15, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Culture, Drug Activity, Ecuador, Social Issues reported that Around of 1,000 inmates have been diagnosed with problems of addictions in the new prison in Guayaquil, so it will be attended by doctors from the Ministry of public health, since these competences were transferred by the Ministry of Justice.

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For the moment, a group of doctors is developing the medical records of the inmates and initiating the respective treatments, especially against drug withdrawal syndrome. And it was precisely this problem that last Friday 6 December were suspended visits at the new prison. The Ministry of Justice reported that some inmates had been decompensation in his health due to the absence of substances that used to consume in the penitentiary. Read Article

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