The Prison Act,1894
Section 24. Prisoners to be examined on admission
(1) Whenever a prisoner is admitted into prison, he shall be searched, and all weapons and prohibited articles shall be taken from him.
(2) Every criminal prisoner shall also, as soon as possible after admission, be examined under the general or special orders of the Medical Office, who shall enter or cause to be entered in a book, to be kept by the Jailer, a record of the state of the prisoner’s health, and of any wounds or marks on his person, the class of labour he is fit for it sentenced to rigorous imprisonment, and any observation which the Medical Officer thinks fit to add.
(3) In the case of female prisoners the search and examination shall be carried our by the matron under the general or special orders of the Medical Officer.