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Ramadharsingh: Concerns were raised and dealt with

For­mer Min­is­ter of the Peo­ple and So­cial De­vel­op­ment un­der the Peo­ple’s Part­ner­ship Gov­ern­ment Dr Glen Ra­mad­hars­ingh, in con­demn­ing the hous­ing of the men­tal­ly ill and so­cial­ly dis­placed in cages at the Trans­formed Life Min­istry (TLM) in Arou­ca, said yes­ter­day that dur­ing his tenure as min­is­ter in 2013/2014 con­cerns were raised as to the method­olo­gies and it was dealt with.

Captive ‘congregation’

 

“This is like a hor­ror movie,” said a fam­i­ly mem­ber whose rel­a­tive was among 69 peo­ple dis­cov­ered locked in cages at the Trans­formed Life Min­istry Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre in on the East­ern Main Road, Arou­ca, yes­ter­day morn­ing dur­ing a raid by po­lice.

“I nev­er knew all this was hap­pen­ing here. I am lost for words. This is worse than bad treat­ment of an­i­mals. Had I known I would have done things dif­fer­ent­ly but I could not deal with my rel­a­tive who is men­tal­ly ill.”