Posted by : Aahil Shaik Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Saudi Arabia approves the Law to protect the Rights of the Elderly people

The “Rights and Protection of the Elderly” law, which was approved by the Council of Ministers during its session, headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, includes many advantages for the elderly, this approval comes after months of studying the draft law.

Article 3 of the law specifies, “The elderly people have the right to live with their family, which is based on his care, protection, and fulfillment of his needs.”

- Article 6 of the “Rights and Protection of the Elderly” highlights that “it is not permissible for an elderly person to be admitted to or remain in a nursing home except with his consent or by virtue of a court ruling from the competent court. Similar : Strict punishment for violence against elderly people and domestic workers in Saudi Arabia

- The Rights and Care for the Elderly law aims to raise awareness of the rights of the elderly and provide reliable statistical information about the elderly, to take advantage of them in conducting studies and research related to them.

- The law seeks to organize and implement appropriate programs for the elderly that enhance their skills and experience, according to Al Arabiya news.

- The law for the protection of the rights of the elderly people also aimed to implement a system promoting volunteer activities in elderly care and offering special facilities for them in the public and commercial places, residential areas and mosques. Recommend : Saudi Health Ministry worries about this category, after increase in corona infections

- According to the Unified National Platform, the statistics department reported that the number of elderly people in Saudi Arabia crossed one million, which covers 5% of the total population of the Kingdom.

- As per the Article 27 of the Basic Law preserves the rights of the elderly, The state guarantees the right of the citizen and his family, in case of emergency, disease, disability and old age, supports the social security law and encourages institutions and individuals to contribute to charitable work. Follow Saudi Expatriates on imo mobile app

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