Arab News reports:
An official document has revealed that mentally-ill patients in Saudi Arabia enjoy the freedom of religion besides acknowledgement and recognition as legal people before the law, with the rights to visitations, communication and privacy.
The document, issued by the Ministry of Health (MoH), warned against exploiting the mentally ill and their health situations for clinical or medication trials without their consent, except those patients who cannot give consent with full awareness.
In the latter case, any clinical or medication trials must be done after acquiring the approval of a special panel formed for this regard, a local publication reported.
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