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Visiting the communal institution "Veselivsky Psycho-Neurological Institution" of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Council

May 18, 2023, 21:15 76 ombudsman.gov.ua Based on the results of the visit, a report was drawn up with the provision of appropriate recommendations for the elimination of identified deficiencies, which, together with response letters, was sent to the competent authorities.

Employees of the regional representative office of the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for human rights in Zaporizhzhia region together with the regional coordinator of interaction with the public of the Commissioner in Zaporizhzhia region visited the National preventive mechanism (NPM) to the communal institution "Veselivskyi psycho-neurological institution" of the Zaporizhzhia regional council in order to study the state of implementation of the rights of wards.

In accordance with the Regulation approved by the decision of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Council No. 41 of 09.10.2017, the communal institution "Veselivskyi Psycho-Neurological Institution" of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Council is a stationary residential institution for social protection, which is formed for the temporary or permanent residence/residence of persons with stable intellectual and/or mental disorders, which due to their state of health require external care, social and household services, the provision of medical assistance, social services and a complex of rehabilitation measures and for which, according to the conclusion of the medical commission with the participation of a psychiatrist, stay in a psycho-neurological institution is not contraindicated (hereinafter referred to as wards) .

53 wards were evacuated to the psycho-neurological institution from institutions located in regions where active hostilities are taking place or which are under temporary occupation. The institution also received their identity cards and medical documentation.

In connection with exceeding the limit of planned occupancy of the facility, the latter's management, together with representatives of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Council, took measures to optimize the area of the facility. They are equipped with beds, mattresses and all the necessities.

The management of the institution took measures and formed a sufficient supply of food and medicine, a basic set of basic necessities to provide for the wards in the conditions of martial law. In addition, the psycho-neurological institution systematically receives humanitarian and charitable aid.

At the same time, during the visit to the place of detention, violations of human rights and significant deficiencies in the activity of the specified institution were also revealed, which require immediate response measures to eliminate the identified violations and deficiencies, causes and conditions that contribute to them.

In particular, the following were found: violations of sanitary and hygienic norms and rules; violation of the wards' rights to decent living conditions; violation of the right of persons with disabilities and persons with limited mobility to accessibility; violation of the right to health care and medical assistance; violation of the right to professional legal assistance and obtaining information.

Based on the results of the visit, a report was drawn up with appropriate recommendations for eliminating the identified deficiencies, which was sent to the competent authorities together with response letters.