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Report No. 256

(ix) Oman

6.3.11 The Royal Decree No. 101/96 in Oman ensures material and medical assistance to Omani citizens and their families in case of sickness, incapacity or old age.124 Under the Islamic Sharia law, the values of cooperation, dignity and equality prevail irrespective of social status, health and any other consideration.125 The Omani Ministry of Social Development is vested with the responsibility of addressing issues surrounding Leprosy.126

A government house set-up for Persons affected by Leprosy can accommodate up to ten Leprosy patients at a time, who then enjoy the best social, psychological and healthcare services available.127 The families of such persons also receive housing assistance and monthly social security grants during the treatment of such persons and after the completion of treatment.128 After the completion of treatment, the Omani Ministry also endeavours to make an effort to support the re-integration of the discharged persons into society.129

124. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).

125. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).

126. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).

127. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).

128. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).

129. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).



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