Kanchanaburi temple that served as a rehab closes amidst stunning abuse allegations

A Thai temple in western Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, “Wat Tha Phu Rat Bamrung” also referred to as “Wat Tha Phu”, which also serves as drug rehab, has been ordered closed following allegations of ransom, torture, and the abuse of human rights. Due to the startling allegations, the temple is being investigated by the Narcotics Control Board and the Public Health Ministry.
The operators of the temple claim they need to close as a end result of the temple doesn’t have anybody to oversee the centre. Thai PBS adds that the abbot who had started the rehab project died on Monday. They say he was already in failing health however the stress from the allegations only worsened his condition.
Earlier this week, over 200 sufferers were discovered to be residing in squalid circumstances at the temple. They had been taken to a subject hospital on the Khao Chon Kai Territorial Defence Student-Training Camp. An unknown variety of sufferers have been collected from the hospital by their members of the family. When the households heard of the abuse allegations, they say they have been shocked and oblivious to the conditions their family members had been dwelling in.
In record time of the sufferers had been there by their very own volition and others had been ordered to stay there by police in lieu of a legal record. The sufferers have been charged 12,000 baht upon entering the rehab and needed to pay one other 2,000 baht for meals. They were also required to pay a 10,000 baht charge if they had been discharged early or in the occasion that they breached their 12 month contract. A majority of the patients stayed at the centre to avoid having to pay the hefty penalty fantastic; although Thai PBS says the one therapy the program offered was primarily simply praying.
They went on to say that more than 200 patients had been stuck in 1 room that had 2 loos. Patients say they contracted ailments and skin situations due to the decrepit circumstances. The households say that regardless of paying 2,000 baht a month for food, their family members solely acquired 1 meal a day, or 2 meals if they have been lucky. On days the patients weren’t so fortunate, they had to eat spoiled rice and eat out of the identical bowls they used for bathing or flushing the toilets. Up to 10 patients had been compelled to eat from the identical bowl and use the identical spoon.
Patients that complained about the treatment or tried to flee had been assaulted by workers, says Thai PBS. They add that the workers, made up of rescue and medical officials, were employed by the abbot..

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