NGO on dock for seeking shelter inmate’s property

The Greater Chennai Corporation has terminated the service of an NGO that was maintaining its shelter for homeless people for allegedly demanding property of an inmate.
Greater Chennai Corporation
Greater Chennai Corporation

Chennai

According to an official, an elderly woman staying in a shelter for women in Teynampet complained that some persons belonging to the NGO demanded her property for taking care of her. The matter came to light during an official inspection. “A police complaint has also been filed,” the source said.

Following this, the civic body terminated the services of the NGO, which is also running another shelter for men at Saidapet.

The Corporation runs 37 such shelters and 13 night shelters in government hospitals for patient attendants and abandoned patients. The NGOs are entrusted the maintenance of these shelters. However, there are only 1,700 homeless persons in these shelters while their number is more than 9,000 in the city. To accommodate them, the city requires at least 70 more shelters.

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