Monthly Archives: February 2013

Investigation begins into healthcare in Dutch migrant prisons

Today in the Netherlands the Healthcare Inspectorate (de Inspectie voor de Gezondheidszorg, IGZ) announced that they have started an investigation into medical care in the country’s detention and deportation centres

The IGZ say that the investigation is to check whether conditions have improved since 2009 when several recommendations were made in a report. They have denied that a detainee’s suicide two weeks ago has had any bearing on their decision to start the investigation.