In a damning report, against the city government’s social welfare department, Delhi Commission for Women has said 11 patients died at the Asha Kiran home for the mentally challenged in the past two months.
During a sudden inspection by DCW Chairman Swati Maliwal, DCW said it found women inmates walking about naked in the corridors.
Women were being made to remove their clothes in the open while lining up to take a bath,” Maliwal added. Nudity, even amidst CCTV cameras being monitored by male staff, was rampant.
“Among other things, we found the home was overcrowded, with up to four persons occupying one bed”, Maliwal said.