The Protector of Citizens, on his own initiative, based on information from the media that social welfare inspectors were not allowed to enter the illegal Home for the Elderly in Krnjača and control its work, launched a control investigation into the legality and regularity of work of the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs.
The Protector of Citizens learned from the media that at the beginning of August, social welfare inspectors were prevented from entering the illegal "Royal" Home for the Elderly in Krnjača in order to conduct an inspection of the work of the home on the reports of former employees and beneficiaries of that home, and to determine the conditions under which its beneficiaries reside.
The media also reported that the inspectors went to conduct the inspection on three grounds: the home did not have a license to work, the caregivers and cooks were not registered and the beneficiaries of the home were, according to the claims of their relatives, constantly mistreated.
Due to all of the above, the Protector of Citizens requested the competent ministry to inform him within 15 days about all the circumstances of the case, about whether they previously received reports regarding the work of this home, whether its operation was ever suspended and whether measures were taken against the owner – responsible person in the home due to illegal operation of the home, negligent and unauthorized operation and unauthorized performance of a certain activity.
The Protector of Citizens also asked the competent ministry to report how many people are employed in the Department for Inspection Supervision of the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs.