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The “Rights and Protection of the Elderly” bill, which was adopted by the Council of Ministers during its session, led by King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, offers various benefits for the elderly. This approval comes after months of analyzing the draft law. Read More: We will lose Madinah if we failed to protect Jerusalem — Erdogan
“The elderly persons have the right to live with their family, which is based on his care, protection, and fulfillment of his needs,” according to Article 3 of the law. Read More: In Saudi Arabia, can unmarried couples live together?
“It is not acceptable for an aged person to be admitted to or remain in a nursing home except with his consent or by virtue of a court order from the appropriate court,” according to Article 6 of the “Rights and Protection of the Elderly.” Read More: Iqama Renewal Fees in Saudi Arabia (2022)
The Old Rights and Care Act aims to promote awareness about the rights of the elderly and to give trustworthy statistical information about them so that studies and research can be conducted on them. Read More: How to cancel a SIM card online registered under Iqama?| 2022
According to Al Arabiya news, the law aims to design and implement appropriate programs for the elderly to improve their abilities and expertise.
The law for the protection of the rights of the elderly also aims to put in place a system that encourages volunteer activities in elderly care and provides particular facilities for them in public and commercial areas, residential areas, and mosques.
According to the Unified National Platform, Saudi Arabia’s statistics agency reported that the number of elderly persons has surpassed one million, accounting for 5% of the country’s overall population.
The state ensures 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 activity, according to Article 27 of the Basic Law.
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