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ombudsman

As typically used in the UK, a neutral representative of local government who assesses complaints about councils, authorities, organisations, education admissions appeal panels, healthcare professionals (e.g., GPs) and adult social care providers (e.g., care homes and home care providers).
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om·buds·man

(ombŭdz-măn)
In health care, a person who acts for the patient as an advocate or go-between.
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Later, Provincial Minister Hameeda Waheed-ud-Din, Chairperson Provincial Women Commission Fauzia Waqar and Ombudswoman Farkhanda Waseem Afzal distributed commendatory certificates among the volunteers.
The pork barrel scam cases, if they do reach the courts, will be pitting lawmakers who have gotten accustomed to pulling levers of power on one side and two of the so-called Three Furies -- de Lima and Ombudswoman Conchita Carpio-Morales -- on the other side.
She advocated for a human rights approach in tackling poverty or addressing socio-economic development, during her tenure as Ombudswoman.
The honorable ombudswoman was traveling on a green passport where as I was traveling with a diplomatic passport,' he said, reacting to a statement made by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra that the lessons 'derived' from Carpio-Morales' previous ordeal in Hong Kong 'should have been clear' to the former Cabinet secretary.
The matter arose when in March full-time staff working at the agency filed a complaint to the Ombudswoman, alleging that the hiring of 20 fixed-term temps at the Audit Office was in breach of civil service laws.
"He met all the criteria, required by law, for the post of additional judge at the EU's General Court," said Veronika Muumlller, a spokesperson for the Judicial Council, as quoted by the TASR newswire.Previously, incumbent Ombudswoman Maria Pataykova, lawyer and former politician Radoslav Prochazka and judge Ivan Rumana also failed before the panel in Luxembourg, where the General Court is seated.
Bulgariaas national Ombudswoman Maya Manolova has sent a letter to the European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly requesting assistance in connection with the controversial legislative amendments to the Mobility Package 1, also known as the Macron plan, which are considered as detrimental to Bulgarian road hauliers, the press office of the Ombudsman said on 11thA of January, reports BNT.A
On proving allegation of harassment against director of the department, Ombudswoman announced punishment of stoppage of two years annual increment of the director.
She said setting up of inquiry committees in government offices had been ensured adding that any working woman can send complaint regarding harassment to the departmental committee or directly to ombudswoman.
The Minister also briefed the delegation on women caucus, ombudswoman, provincial commission for women, training of domestic workers and other steps taken for the benefit of women in the province.
Ombudswoman Pauline McCabe said his self-referral to addiction services suggested he recognised a problem with his addiction yet appropriate consideration was never given to a prison medic.