The only national center for the elderly in Mongolia is located in Batsumber soum of Tuv aimag. Last month, a working group led by Dr. Enkhbold Batzeveg, Commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission Mongolia (“NHRCM”), found human rights violations at the national center for the elderly. Accordingly, NHRCM delivered a Demand to A. Ariunzaya, Minister of Labor and Social Welfare of Mongolia (“MLSWM”) to repress the human rights violations. The deadline to report on the implementation of the Demand expires today, and the MLSWM presented the report on the implementation in the presence of a commissioner of the NHRCM.
The MLSWM presented the report on the implementation of the Demand, including the improvement of safety and security of the center, and adopted a new security policy to protect the right to life, health, and privacy of the elderly people, ensured that 153 occupants of the center receive their pension and benefits through card instead of cash, took administrative measures on employees of the center that harassed the occupants and stole their property and referred the case to the Police and Independent Authority Against Corruption of Mongolia.
The Minister further noted that the MLSWM ensured that elderly people without access to the internet and cellphones are able to connect with their respective families, improving the quality of health services available to the center and vaccinated all of the occupants against COVID-19.