The Hope and Mental Health Complex in Al-Kharj Governorate set a number of regulations and laws, drawn up by the National Society for Human Rights, which initiated it to inquire about the possibility of treating patients, without identification papers, after a woman applied to the Society, to request assistance in receiving treatment.
The complex confirmed a number of cases in which treatment can be provided to any individual – male or female – without carrying an identity document.
In its response to the association, the complex presented two systems that would clarify its mechanism of action, in terms of the possibility of treating any case without a proven identity. such as the patient’s arrival through the security authorities; In this case, the necessary undertakings are taken from the security authority to bring proof of the patient’s identity and to receive it at the end of the treatment period.
The second item focuses on the arrival of the patient as an emergency case. In this circumstance, the patient should be handed over through the security points in the hospital. The case is received from the security point, after taking the necessary undertakings to bring proof of the patient’s identity and receiving it at the end of the treatment period.
The National Society for Human Rights had taken it upon itself to search for a treatment mechanism for a woman who did not carry identification papers, which prompted her – that is, the Society – to address the Al-Amal and Mental Health Complex in Al-Kharj Governorate, in a letter he read.News 24Regarding the request to open a medical file in the hospital.
The answers of the academy came based on the supervisory guide for psychological services and addiction treatment, which does not give the right to reject any medical condition whose owner does not carry a valid identity.
According to the health care system issued by royal decree, Article 9 of it, entitled “The Rights of the Mentally Ill,” the patient can receive due care in a safe and clean environment, obtain treatment according to the available qualitative standards that are medically recognized, and be given the opportunity to actively and continuously participate in The treatment plan, if he is able to do so.
The system stipulates the necessity of respecting the patient’s individual rights, in a healthy and humane environment that preserves his dignity, meets his medical needs, and enables him to pay the legitimate costs, and he may not be admitted to any psychiatric treatment facility except in accordance with the provisions of this system.
And in the tenth article of the system, entry to the psychiatric treatment facility for treatment is optional; This is done with the written consent of the psychiatric patient, if he is able to make the decision himself – or his guardian – and he has the right to leave whenever he wants, unless the conditions for compulsory admission apply to him.