Sunday 21 November 2021
Books – Nashat Ali:
The draft law on the rights of the elderly, presented for discussion during the plenary session of the Senate, today, Sunday, headed by Counselor Abdel Wahab Abdel Razek, Speaker of the Assembly, set a number of penalties for those who violate the provisions of the law related to the rights and care of the elderly.
The bill included the following text:
Shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year and a fine of no less than one thousand pounds and not exceeding ten thousand pounds, or one of these two penalties, every person charged with caring for an elderly person who neglects to perform his duties towards him, or to take what is necessary to carry out these duties, or to obtain for himself assistance Financial for the elderly.
The penalty shall be imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years and a fine of no less than two thousand pounds and not exceeding twenty thousand pounds, or either of these two penalties for any person charged with caring for the elderly who deliberately refrains from carrying out the duties of care or exploits the elderly.
If any of the foregoing results in wounding or harming the elderly person, the penalty shall be imprisonment, and if it results in a disability or the death of the elderly person, the penalty shall be imprisonment for a period of no less than three years and not exceeding five years.
Critical penalties up to aggravated imprisonment, and a fine for forging an elderly card or knowingly using it.
Whoever commits any of the following acts shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment or imprisonment and a fine of no less than two thousand pounds and not more than ten thousand pounds:
1- Forged the card of the elderly person, or used it with his knowledge of forgery.
2- Every public employee who changes with the intent of forging the elderly person’s ID card once it is issued by the person concerned with his job.
In its report, the committee stressed that the draft law is a serious step in order to contribute to supporting and caring for the rights of the elderly, providing them with more benefits and working to provide all aspects of social care.
It is noteworthy that the Senate will discuss, during its plenary session tomorrow, the report of the joint committee of the Human Rights and Solidarity Committee and the offices of the committees on health, population, youth, sports, education, scientific research, communications, information technology, financial and economic affairs, investment, legislative and constitutional affairs, on a draft law submitted by the government to issue a law on the rights of the elderly and another project Submitted by Representative Abdul Hadi Al-Qasabi and ten members of the House of Representatives in the same regard.