Health Official Tours San Diego Immigration Jail

"A U.S. health official peppered doctors with questions as he toured an often-criticized immigration detention center Wednesday, saying he left impressed by what he saw and heard. Dr. David Rutstein, the acting deputy surgeon general, asked a pharmacist if patients quickly get uncommon psychiatric drugs, whether interpreters are available to explain how the medications work and how immigrants were evaluated for medical services when they arrived. Rutstein said his questions reflected complaints he heard about the facility. He said he didn't learn enough to say whether critics are right but that he liked what he saw. ""I can say that the questions that I asked were professionally and correctly answered,"" Rutstein said in an interview after the one-hour tour. ""I can say that the staff seems incredibly competent and professional. ...I can say that the physical facilities that I saw seemed top-notch."""