The Vilkhovets psycho-neurological institution for senior citizens and persons with disabilities, which representatives of the Ombudsman's Office noted as one of the best in Khmelnytskyi. Photo: Oksana Kizayeva.
Last week, in Khmelnytskyi region, employees of the Department for Implementation of the National Preventive Mechanism of the Ombudsman's Office, together with representatives of the public, made 11 visits to places of detention. One of them, namely the Vilkhovets psycho-neurological institution for senior citizens and persons with disabilities, was awarded as the best.
Oksana Kizayeva, representative of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the Khmelnytskyi region, told about this.
According to her, employees of the Department for Implementation of the National Preventive Mechanism of the Office of the Ombudsman, together with members of the public, visited the Khmelnytskyi detention center, the Shepetivsk correctional colony (No. 98), the Shepetivsk multidisciplinary hospital of the branch of the Health Care Center in the Khmelnytskyi region, Smotrytskyi and Vilkhovetskyi psycho-neurological institutions for elderly citizens and persons with disabilities, Kamianets-Podilskyi City District Court and Novoushytskyi District Court, Police Department No. 1 Kamianets-Podilskyi District Police Department, Office of the State Migration Service of Ukraine in Khmelnytskyi Region, communal psychiatric institution Milivetsky psycho-neurological institution".
Living room of one of the branches of Shepetivska Correctional Colony No. 98. Photo: Oksana Kizayeva.
"In the majority of institutions, violations of human rights were found, in particular, with regard to protection from torture, decent conditions of detention, health care and medical care, violations of the rights of persons with disabilities, violations of fire safety rules, and others. Based on the results of the visits, appropriate acts will be prepared response and sent to the competent authorities," says Oksana Kizayeva.
However, representatives of the Ombudsman's Office and members of the public also noted a positive example of respect for human rights in the Vilkhovets psycho-neurological institution for elderly citizens and persons with disabilities.
Representatives of the Office of the Ombudsman during a visit to the Vilkhovetsky psycho-neurological institution for elderly citizens and persons with disabilities. Photo: Oksana Kizayeva.
"In this institution, there is an individual approach to everyone, and the staff of the psycho-neurological institution are looking for new innovative approaches in rehabilitation, so that the wards can serve themselves independently and do not feel separated from society. The institution provides a barrier-free space and creates an accessible environment for people with with a disability. The management and team make every effort to create comfortable and decent conditions for the residents of the institution. All rooms are cozy, clean and odorless. The institution has a healthy psychological climate, residents are open in communication, communicate easily, they were happy to talk about their lives and sensitive the attitude of the head of the institution and the staff towards them, they also noted the good food. The Vilkhovets psycho-neurological institution is an exemplary example of what residential institutions for the elderly should look like. The monitoring group wished the administration and staff of the institution to complete their plans and inspire other colleagues to change by their example ", said the representative of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Khmelnytskyi Region, Oksana Kizayeva.
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According to her, such visits by representatives of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights together with the public take place constantly. In particular, says Oksana Kizayeva, last week the employees of the Ombudsman's Office, led by the representative of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Places of Detention Vitaly Nikulin, also made a cluster visit to places of deprivation of liberty in Ternopil Oblast, and even earlier - in Lviv and Poltava Oblasts.
Oksana Kizayeva also reminded 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 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a "hotline" at phone number 0800501720.