In the Ivano-Frankivsk region, the Pogonyan psychoneurological boarding school was inspected and numerous violations were found in it, reported on the website of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, PIK writes.
According to information, the institution is designed for 130 places, at the time of the visit there were 127 women with disabilities, 68 of them were recognized as disabled, 30 disabled persons are cared for by the boarding school.
Psychiatrists, a therapist and a dentist work in the staff.
As a result of the monitoring of the boarding school, numerous shortcomings were found in the work, which leads to the violation of the rights of the wards. In particular:
- wards (their guardians) do not provide written informed consent for treatment;
- primary medical documentation is improperly maintained;
- hemolytic control is not provided to wards who have been prescribed medical drugs with the active substance "clozapine" for a long time, which can lead to serious consequences for their health;
- persistent suffocating unpleasant smell in the residential building due to the lack of access to fresh air and the constant presence of people in the room, at the same time, the temperature regime is not controlled;
- women have an untidy appearance, and some have clothes that do not match the size and season and lack indoor shoes;
- individual wards do not remember the last time they walked outside;
- the right to privacy of wards is not ensured during sanitary and hygienic procedures;
- rehabilitation measures for persons with disabilities are not carried out, and the completion of individual rehabilitation programs and summarization of their implementation is carried out by the local medical and advisory commission instead of the medical and social expert commission, which is a significant violation of the current legislation;
- a barrier-free space (reasonable adaptation) is not provided for persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility;
- numerous violations of sanitary and hygienic standards were also found in the residential building and food block.
Of the positive that the monitoring group noted is the accounting in the boarding school of the expenses of the personal funds of incapacitated wards, which are spent on their needs, taking into account their wishes. As well as work on renewing the wards' legal capacity in the cases specified by law.