DCW rescues 19 differently-abled senior citizens living in pitiable condition at old age home in Nangloi
The Delhi Commission for Women on Friday (July 31, 2020) conducted a surprise inspection at an old age home at Nangloi where they found 19 differently-abled senior citizens living in pitiable conditions.
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal and Delhi Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam were present during the surprise check.
According to a statement from the DCW, "Around 20 specially-abled senior citizens kept in unhygienic and pitiful conditions. They also complained of being held captive and getting beaten up."
The inspection was conducted after the panel got an information about the plight of the people in the old age home which is run by an NGO.
The conditions were unhealthy and unsanitary, the rooms were smelly and the toilets were also stinking. Male and female senior citizens were found on the same bed, no social distancing rules were maintained.
All the senior citizens will now be shifted to another place.
The minister has ordered immediate probe into the matter.