In a shocking report by the Delhi Commission for Women, there have been 11 deaths at the Asha Kiran home for the mentally challenged in last 60 days.
The reports thrashes the Delhi government’s social welfare department. It also found women inmates walking about naked in the corridors of the building which has CCTV cameras operated by authorized male staffers.
A surprise inspection, conducted by DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal on Saturday night revealed the sad situation at the Asha Kiran homes.
Maliwal also claimed that severely unsanitary conditions and visible overcrowding and exploitation of patients were the usual complaints about the Asha Kirna homes.
DCW has issued a notice to the social welfare department secretary and has set up a separate inquiry committee to look into complaints against the home.