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Visiting the communal facility of the Transcarpathian Regional Council "Turya-Remetivsky psycho-neurological institution"

May 12, 2023, 23:15 93 ombudsman.gov.ua According to the results of the visit, numerous shortcomings in the work of the psycho-neurological institution were revealed, which lead to the violation of the rights of the wards.

Employees of the Department for the Implementation of the National Preventive Mechanism, together with members of the public, visited the communal facility of the Transcarpathian Regional Council "Turya-Remetivskyi Psycho-Neurological Institution".

The institution is a stationary residential institution of social protection, which is formed for the temporary or permanent residence/stay of citizens with persistent intellectual and/or mental disorders who, due to their health, require outside care, social and household services, the provision of medical assistance, social services and complex rehabilitation measures and for whom, according to the conclusion of the medical commission with the participation of a psychiatrist, a stay in a psycho-neurological institution is not contraindicated.

At the time of the visit, there were 329 people in the psycho-neurological institution.

According to the results of the visit, numerous shortcomings in the work of the boarding school were revealed, which lead to the violation of the rights of the wards. In particular, it was established that the institution does not have a license to carry out economic activities for medical practice, in the medical part of the boarding school,the group found medicinal products that are not subject to further use, in particular, the expiration date of which has expired.

Also, numerous violations of sanitary and hygienic standards in residential premises and the food block, as well as the established standard of living space per ward were revealed. Wards use armored beds, and some sleep on mattresses placed on the floor.

In the boarding school, the right of persons with disabilities and people with limited mobility to accessibility is violated, and unimpeded access of wards to drinking water is not ensured.

In addition to the above, an important problem is the lack of comprehensive measures for the rehabilitation and physiotherapy of wards in the institution.

In order to eliminate the detected violations of the rights and freedoms of the wards of the institution, relevant letters and acts of response of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will be sent to the competent authorities.

We remind you that in case of violation of human and citizen rights, you can contact the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for human rights:

- at the address: str. Instytutska, 21/8, Kyiv, 01008;

- to e-mail: hotline@ombudsman.gov.ua;

- to the hotline: 0800501720;

- by phone 044-299-74-08