Thursday, 23 Mar 2023
State Council ratifies proposal on protecting children from accidents

State Council ratifies proposal on guarding youngsters from accidents

The council also gave consent to the proposal, which the Committee on Culture, Information and Tourism desires to study on organising marketing, stated a press release.

The session which was chaired by H E Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Mantheri, chairman, State Council and it was attended by the honourable members and the secretary common of the council. During the meeting, the council also authorized the proposal, which the Committee on Culture, Information and Tourism would study.

At the starting of the council’s discussion on Protecting youngsters from accidents proposal, Hon Dr Hamad bin Sulaiman al Salami, chairman of the Social Committee, delivered a speech in which he stated that the thought of performing the study stemmed from the damaging effects of this phenomenon thinking about accidents are the major result in of death in the age group of five-15 years.

He pointed out that the committee seeks to attain a quantity of objectives via the study, which includes monitoring the reality of accidents involving youngsters in the sultanate and reviewing the legislations associated to the security and safety of youngsters.

The committee also seeks to examine the function of concerned bodies, in addition to highlighting the challenges facing current efforts to curtail this problem and submit proposals and suggestions. The committee concluded with a quantity of common suggestions, which includes the improvement of a national technique for the protection of youngsters from accident injuries with a clear implementation program, strengthening the function of the National Commission for Family Affairs in the location of youngster protection against accidents and the establishment of an integrated method to monitor youngster injuries.

The committee also referred to as for the speedy enactment of the executive regulations of the children’s law and legislation to take into account safety and security needs, the assessment of needs, marketing and advertising and use of children’s toys and the active participation of relevant civil society organisations in raising awareness amongst the neighborhood to stop accidents.

The council also authorized the proposal that the Committee on Culture, Information and Tourism preferred to study on the Organisation of Advertisement. Regarding this proposal, Hon Dr Ahmed bin Ali Mohammed al Mashikhi, head of the committee pointed out that the study aims at framing the legislations that regulate and monitor advertisement, the improvement of various classifications of ads and methods and implies of trading in addition to figuring out the technical requirements of the numerous ads in the streets and cities of Oman.

The council was briefed on a quantity of communications received and the report of the General Secretariat primarily based on its activities and its numerous units for the period among the very first normal session and the present 1.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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