During the day, the police must inform the detainee’s relatives that he was given first aid or hospitalized. For medical reasons, relatives were informed of injuries or death of the detainee.
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The government ordered police officers to inform relatives or loved ones of the detainees about their hospitalization or first aid. This is stated in the resolution of the Cabinet, published on the official portal of legal information.
The amendments will supplement the government decree of April 16, 2012 “On approval of the provision on the conditions of detention, food standards and the procedure for medical care of detainees in the territorial bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation”. It says that upon the conclusion of an ambulance doctor, detainees can use medicines that are stored on the territory of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and issued by the police in the manner prescribed by doctors.
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The new decree supplements this paragraph (No. 27) with a requirement for police officers to inform the relatives or close person of the detainee “as soon as possible” that he was given first aid or about his hospitalization. At the same time, police officers must transmit information to relatives no later than 24 hours from the moment when the person was given first aid or when he was hospitalized. The exception in this case is a serious illness, injury, injury or death of the detainee. In such situations, police officers must transmit information to relatives and the prosecutor “immediately, but no later than 3 hours” (paragraph 28 of the 2012 government decree).