The elderly enjoy a special status in Omani society
Geneva: The Sultanate of Oman welcomed the report of the Human Rights Council expert monitoring the rights of older persons around the world.
First Secretary Sarah Abdullah Al Balushi, a member of the Permanent Mission of Oman to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, said in a speech before the Human Rights Council that older people enjoy a special status in Omani society, because they constitute the central element of families. , as well as the innate social and cultural anOman of the community occupies a prominent place in the religious repertoire supported by geriatrics.
She pointed out that the family care model in Oman stems from deeply rooted values inscribed in Arab and Islamic culture embraced by generations of citizens.
The Omani government has made considerable efforts to provide the necessary support to elderly people without families. He provided social, health, psychological and entertainment care through the program offered by the Social Care Home, said Sarah Al Balushi.
She added that these services are provided under the national program of geriatric care carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the Omani Association of Friends of the Elderly.
The Omani official touched on aspects of cooperation with the Human Rights Council, which she said provides training to caregivers who look after the elderly and ensure that they enjoy full of their rights.