24 November 2020
Four organizations of survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster demanded that Union Carbide and its owner Dow Chemical pay additional compensation for the long term injuries caused to the gas exposed people as evidenced in the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic. The organizations presented official records which showed that COVID-19 death rate in the gas exposed population is 6.5 times more that of the non gas exposed population of the Bhopal district.
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24 नवम्बर 2020
भोपाल गैस काण्ड के पीड़ितों के 4 संगठनों ने आज एक पत्रकार वार्ता में यह मांग की कि कोरोना महामारी से साबित हुए दूरगामी शारीरिक क्षति के लिए यूनियन कार्बाइड और उसके मालिक डाव केमिकल अतिरिक्त मुआवजा दें | संगठनों ने आधिकारिक दस्तावजों से यह दर्शाया कि गैस पीड़ित आबादी में कोरोना की वजह से मृत्यु का दर जिले की अपीड़ित आबादी से 6.5 गुना ज्यादा है |
Continue reading कोरोना महामारी से साबित हुई स्थाई क्षति के लिए डाव केमिकल मुआवजा दें -गैस पीड़ितों की मांग
The organisations working among the survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide disaster have written to the Chief Minister apprising him of the fact that 75% of the city’s COVID-19 deaths are of Bhopal gas victims and those exposed to MIC are bearing the brunt of this epidemic. The deaths of gas victims caused by the Novel CoronaVirus infection establishes the fact that after 35years the medical condition of gas victims is fragile as they have suffered permanent damage due to exposure to Union Carbide’s toxic gases. “It is precisely for this reason that we are requesting the Chief Minister to correct the figures in the curative petition pending in the Supreme Court and seek adequate compensation for 5,21,322 for the permanent injury caused to them by Union Carbide & Dow Chemical,” says Rashida Bee of Bhopal Gas Peedit Stationary Karmchari Sangh.
Continue reading Bhopal gas survivor organisations write to CM as 75% of the City’s COVID-19 Deaths are of Bhopal gas victims
We, the survivors of Union Carbide’s gassing of Bhopal, have always feared that an economic system that continues to favour gain over planetary life and wellbeing would bring another Bhopal to another innocent and unsuspecting city. A political system that places the rights of corporations to break laws, pollute and plunder over the human rights to life and security will inevitably kill and maim again, and on a scale that cannot be hidden or denied.
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Survivors of the Bhopal Gas Disaster are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 due to respiratory and other health impacts of the Bhopal gas disaster.
In order to address the local impacts of the Pandemic, an Action Plan for a Community Based Response to COVID 19 in the population severely and moderately affected by the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal has been created. You can view it below or download it here.
Continue reading Action Plan to Address the Impact of CoViD19 in Bhopal