6 December 2012

Angola: MPs Visit Esperança Hospital and Viana Prision

Luanda — The MPs with the 10th commission of the National Assembly on Thursday paid a visit of assessment to the Esperança Hospital and Viana prison in Luanda, under the celebration activities of the International Human Rights Day, Angop has learnt.

The team was led by the State Secretary of Human Rights, António Bento Bembe, and aimed at learning about the main difficulties faced by these sectors.

The co-ordinator of Esperança hospital, Milton Veigas, said the sanitary unit operates with a multi-sectorial team that comprises physicians, psychologists, advisers, nurses and laboratory technicians, among others.

The hospital treats patients suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Regarding the visit to Viana prison, the delegation seized the occasion to warn the inmates on the problems of delinquency with objective of informing youth about their consequences.

At the end of the visit, Bento Bembe said to the press that the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights will continue to defend and promote the citizen's fundamental rights, thus complying with the assumptions of the Declaration approved by UN.

The 10th commission of the National Assembly tackles is related to Human Rights, Requests, Claims and Citizens' Suggestions.

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