Oman's social welfare home to charge some guests

T TV Wednesday 06/November/2019 17:49 PM
By: Times News Service

Guests at the Social Welfare Home in Rustaq will have to pay a fee of OMR5 per day according to a decision taken by the Social and Development Ministry.

“His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Saeed Al Kalbani, Minister of Social Development, issued a ministerial decision to impose a fee of Five RO per day for each day of stay in the social welfare home. In the case of the guest drawing a pension, the fee shall be deducted from the pension.” - Social and Development Ministry

The decision also stipulates that the said fee shall not be due if the guest is not able to pay, based on social research conducted by the Ministry of Social Development.

The centre in Rustaq which is the only one in the Sultanate, includes 45 male and female elderly and homeless occupants.