Indian prison doctors are promised more help to fight abuse of prisoners

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 10 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:972
  1. Vivienne Nathanson
  1. BMA, New Delhi

    The Indian Medical Association has vowed to secure better resources for prison doctors and to provide protection for those doctors who speak out against abuse. It has also publicly stated that it opposes interrogational torture—an illegal but widely used practice in the country.

    Delegates at a conference in Delhi last week on medical ethics in places of detention described how many prisoners and detainees are subject to torture or to cruel, inhumane, and …

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