Improve deteriorating conditions in Parekh Dharamshala for Elderly Parsi Irani People, located in Kharegat Colony, Hughes Road, Mumbai India.
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Parekh Dharamshala is a home for elderly Parsi Irani People who do not have a place of their own in the overcrowded city of Mumbai. While the original idea is laudable, the conditions in the Dharmshala have been steadily deteriorating over the past few years instead of improving. We like to point out the hardships the old people go through in the hope that the BPP will improve matters and make life for these old people better.
1. The food, which was good in the past, has deteriorated in quality and taste. Excess spices are used and this results in many old lady residents being unable to eat the food. Many complaints have been made over the last year by the residents but the food has not improved in quality and taste.
2. Overcrowding. The common areas on some floors that were previously empty, have been filled with more and more beds and furniture, making it difficult for the actual paying residents to even walk to the toilets.
3. Erratic electricity and water supply. Probably due to the cause of overcrowding, the electric supply fails at times, leading to the fans failing in summer, and a lot of over-heating in summer for the elderly residents. Overheating is bad for old people. Water supply also is not available at times, probably due to the high demand from so many residents.
An 81 year old Parsi lady, who lived at the Dharmshala as a fully paying resident for a few years and who recently passed away to Garothman Behest, was very upset at the deteriorated conditions in the Dharmshala and said the place had become a slaughter-house for old people (in her own words).
We request the BPP to improve matters for the sake of the old people who are still living in the Dharmshala. God Bless the BPP, it's trustees and the old people living in the Dharmshala. May things improve by God's Grace.
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