Noida sisters: NGOs to identify lonely citizens
To prevent recurrence of incidents like self-confinement of the Noida sisters, several NGOs have decided to form a committee to identify persons living alone and offer emotional support to them.
Noida: To prevent recurrence of incidents
like self-confinement of the Noida sisters, who locked
themselves inside their house for over seven months, several
NGOs on Thursday decided to form a committee to identify persons
living alone in the area and offer emotional support to them.
Dr Mahesh Sharma, the Chairman of Kailash Hospital and a
patron of Noida Lok Manch suggested that a core committee and
block level committees be formed in the area to check no such
incidents happen in future.
After identification of persons living lonely in the
area, block level committee members will keep in touch with
them and provide emotional support.
The NGOs, which participated at the meet in Kailash
Hospital auditorium, included the Federation of Noida
Residents Welfare Association, Noida Entrepreneur Association,
Lioness Club, Rotary Club, Lok Manch, Bharat Vikas Parishad,
Indian Medical Association, Sanatan Dharam Mandir trust.
Thousands of senior citizens have been living alone in
their apartments as their wards are working abroad or in other
cities, the group said.
Social worker Neelima Mishra expressed her desire to
adopt one of the two Noida sisters -- Sonali, who was still
recovering in the hospital.
She also offered to bear the cost of Sonali`s hospital
Noida Entrepreneur Association`s senior vice president
Vipin Malhan said, "NGOs need to play role in checking such
incidents. Under present culture neighbor does not know his
neighbor. This is cause of worry for the society."
Bar Association former secretary Kamlesh Choudhary also
offered free legal aid for senior citizens and women who are
facing atrocities at their homes.
The two sisters -- Anuradha and Sonali were rescued on
Tuesday from their sector 29 apartment in a very bad condition
after a self-confinement of six months.
While the elder sister Anuradha died, the younger,
Sonali had to be moved into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
on Wednesday as her condition deteriorated.