01 Aug 2020: Delhi: Disabled senior citizens beaten, cramped at old age home
The authorities found at least 19 disabled senior citizens living in a pitiful condition at the establishment that was being operated by an NGO in Nangloi.
Here are more details.
Details: Elderly were tied up and beaten, says DCW chief
Maliwal and Gautam conducted a surprise inspection at the old age home in Nangloi on Friday.
They found more than 19 disabled senior citizens confined to a small room with no social distancing and a single washroom. The toilets were found to be stinking.
In a tweet, Maliwal said that the senior citizens had been tied up and thrashed at the old age home.
Fact: Here's a clip from the inspection
Quote: '19 disabled elderly in miserable condition; most have mental illnesses'
Maliwal tweeted, "In a small room, 19 disabled elderly persons are living in a miserable private old age home run by an NGO in Nangloi."
She added, "In extreme filth and heat, in the same room and the same bed, women and old men are kept in an inhuman condition. Most are suffering from mental illnesses and aren't allowed to go out."
Action: Elderly to be rehabilitated; Minister orders action against NGO
In another tweet, Maliwal wrote that she and Gautam will rehabilitate the elderly persons and take action against the director of the NGO.
The Minister also said in a tweet, "Just did a surprise inspection with Swati Maliwal. They (the NGO authorities) tie up the elderly and beat them. Will take strong action and will also rehabilitate."