Officers of the Correctional Services Department stopped an inmate on remand from attempting self-harm at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre last night (February 8).
At about 8.40pm, correctional officers found the 36-year-old male remand inmate at centre hospital suddenly emotionally unstable and banged his head against a table corner. The on-site officers immediately stopped him from further self-harm. He sustained head injury and was conscious at the time.
After preliminary treatment at the centre hospital, the inmate was transferred to a public hospital for further treatment. Arrangements will be made for him to see clinical psychologist for further assessment and counselling.
A spokesman for the department said, "The department has been using all possible measures to prevent people in its custody from attempting suicide or self-harm. These measures include administrative arrangements, improvement of institution facilities, staff training and first aid services."
The remand inmate was admitted to the centre for offence of going equipped for stealing.
Ends/Saturday, February 9, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:52