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Reports

Home for the visually impaired "Disposal" acting on the recommendations of the NPM has taken a series of measures to improve the situation of users in the organization. Home has secured respect user privacy, and accommodation in the residential home was organized for all users equally, regardless of the degree of mental disability. Also, for sensitive categories of users are organized frequent psychiatric examinations in the Special Hospital for psychiatric illness in Kovin and medical staff do not engage members in the performance of medical interventions. Provided a sufficient number of wheelchair and a new EKG machine. The Home also sent a request to the competent Ministry for the recruitment of workers required profile.

NPM visited the Home for the visually impaired "Disposal" in September 2016, with the aim of monitoring the treatment of beneficiaries placed in stationary social care institutions. After a visit to the competent authorities were made recommendations to remedy the shortcomings. Acting on the recommendations of the Report and the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs has taken certain actions that will follow the NPM in the future.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM Institution for adults and elderly "Gvozden Jovančićević" in order to respect the privacy of users in all rooms, where there is enough space, provided lockers for personal belongings, and the users shower doors were installed. Also, the institution was set up and a notice of the existence of video surveillance. The financial plan for 2017 drafted a plan for the purchase of necessary supplies to meet the needs of users. For the implementation of recommendations regarding consent is not medical measure, the institution has adopted a decision regulating the procedure for the provision of health care users. In order to determine the time and the death of the user and issuing a death certificate, the institution has made contact with the doctors of local government that are of particular relevant municipality to determine the cause and time of death.

NPM visited the Institution for adults and elderly "Gvozden Jovančićević" Veliki Popovac in August 2016, in order to monitor the treatment of persons with mental disabilities placed in residential institutions of social protection. After a visit to the competent authorities were made recommendations to remedy the shortcomings. Acting on the recommendations of the Report and the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs has taken certain actions that will follow the NPM in the future.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM Dom "Kulina" taking measures in order for the fixed users to go out into the fresh air, individual treatment planst were improved respecting the wishes and preferences of users. In order to raise the quality of medical care and rehabilitation, measures have been taken to train medical and therapeutic staff working with customers. Acting on the recommendations, the Home has established a record of violations of the user, and  determine that the beneficiary's death within the institution engages independent authorized doctors from the local government, which issued death certificates for users. Also, acting on the recommendation of the Home interrupted the practice of keeping a beneficiary in isolation for years.

NPM visited the Home for adults Kulina in May 2016, with the aim of monitoring the treatment of beneficiaries with mental disabilities. After the visit, the competent authorities were made recommendations to remedy the shortcomings. Acting on the recommendations of the Report and the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs has taken certain actions that will follow the NPM in the future.

District Prison in Vranje, acting on the recommendations of the National Preventive Mechanism, increased the accommodation capacity of the department for detained persons, allowing each detainee statutory minimum space and the bedroom on the ground floor adapted to the needs of persons with disabilities. Also, the Prison informed Ombudsman that it hires interpreters to provide relevant information to detained foreigners.

District Prison in Vranje is an example of good practice of cooperation with the National Preventive Mechanism, bearing in mind that the Prison acted to all the addressed recommendations in due course and that in the past period has made efforts to effectively correct the identified deficiencies.

National Preventive Mechanism team visited the District Prison in Vranje on 08 November 2016 and made the Report with recommendations of measures to correct the identified deficiencies and to improve the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, Police Department Niš and police stations within it will handed to all detainees the written information about the rights of detained persons. In accordance with the recommendation addressed to the medical examination, they will be conducted with all persons who show signs of severe alcohol poisoning (more than two parts per thousand). Also, thez will take written statement from the person against whom the coercive measures were applied, in relation to the circumstances of the use of force and the creation of possible violations, in order to more fully examine all the circumstances of the case, so the the justification and correctness of coercive measures could be placed on an objective manner.

The Ministry of Interior informed the NPM that the Department of Human Resources, the Department of Education and Training, will take part in the preparation of plans and programs of training of police officers on the treatment of persons with mental disabilities. Police Directorate forwarded the proposal to NPM reports on visits to police stations submit working groups are currently working on drafting bylaws that would more closely regulate the area of ​​police action.

NPM has visited Pplice Department Niš in April 2016, in order to monitor implementation of the previously addressed recommendations.