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Reports

Acting on the recommendations of the National preventive mechanism, police officers of the Vršac Police Station immediately inform the City of Vršac Center for Social Work about the fact or suspicion that there is a unaccompanied minor migrant, so the Center could provide protection to the minor. Also, police officers are giving to all persons taken into police custody a written notice about their rights.

The Ministry of Interior informed the Ombudsman that premises for detention of persons will be provided with the City of Vršac funds and that the Ministry is not able to provide to this Police Station equipment for certificates of declared intention to seek asylum in the Republic of Serbia.

National Preventive Mechanism team visited the Vršac Police Station and the Border Police Regional Center on the Border with Romania - North on 15 December of 2016, on which the Report with recommendations for the improvement of their work hase been made.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM District Prison in Pancevo - Vrsac Department improve the material conditions of accommodation in the Prison, as well as the health care of inmates.Detainees were allowed to stay in the open air at least two hours a day, as well as longer duration of visits.

District Prison in Pancevo - Vrsac provides an example of good practice of cooperation with NPM, bearing in mind that during the given period of time consumed by the largest number of the recommendations.T

NPM visited the District Prison in Pancevo - Vrsac Department on 15 December 2016. About this visit, the Report with 25 recommendations of measures to correct identified deficiencies and improving the treatment of PDLs was made and sent to the Prison.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, the Gerontology Centre in Novi Sad will send a request to the competent ministry for the provision of a sufficient number of employees in the Working Unit Home for pensioners and the elderly in Novi Sad. Also, the financial plan for 2017 Gerontology Center shall incorporate the procurement of a sufficient number of screens and tools for fixed and mobile customers badly in order to ensure user privacy and adequate treatment of fixed and mobile benficaries. Gerontology Center - Working Unit Home for pensioners and the elderly in Novi Sad introduced a special book in which to enter all relevant details concerning the implementation of measures of physical restraint to users.

The Ombudsman in the performance of the NPM, in July 2016, visited the Gerontology Center Novi Sad - Working Unit Home for pensioners and the elderly in Novi Sad. 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.

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.