Reference : V-P-ID-E-00638
Date : 30/10/2011
Country/Region : INDONESIA
Caption : North Sumatra, Medan, Labuhan Deli Prison. The inmates in charge of the various rooms are briefed about the scabies programme.
Photographer : BLOMEN NOMER, Generesius
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, Feature 12-12-2011

Indonesia: mass scabies treatment benefits 908 detainees

The ICRC has recently completed a mass scabies treatment programme at the Labuhan Deli Prison in Medan, North Sumatra, working with the Indonesian Directorate General of Corrections (DGC). The campaign benefited 908 inmates, who had been living with scabies for years.


The scabies treatment programme at Labuhan Deli Prison involved not only the inmates but the staff as well. The first step was to steam all of the inmates' clothing and belongings for 15 minutes. While this was going on, inmates cleaned and disinfected their cells. Then they took a bath, before applying anti-scabies cream. Each inmate received a new towel and a new set of clothes, while more than 110 detainees with more severe cases of scabies received additional treatment, together with medicines.

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