OMCT provides medical assistance with special attention to countries where torture has been committed, in cooperation with local organisations in the SOS-Torture Network and victim rehabilitation centres. Indeed, it is more effective, in terms of time and money, to treat victims in their own countries (conditions allowing) or in a neighbouring State, rather than transferring them to a Western country. Sometimes, however, the victim’s health requires his transfer to a developed country. In such cases, the decision is made based on a medical certificate in coordination with the NGO of the SOS-Torture Network that deposited or transmitted the request for assistance.
Among the various forms of medical assistance provided by OMCT, we can mention :
- Incurring, either totally or partially, the medical fees required by the victim’s physical or psychological state.
- Incurring the transfer costs to a center specialised in the treatment and rehabilitation of torture victims.
- Incurring the fees to cover the victim’s essential needs, in cases in which medical treatment does not require the patient’s hospitalisation.