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.
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.