Bhopal Gas Tragedy survivors demand pension, free treatment

ZEE NEWS, FEBRUARY 25, 2007
Bhopal, Feb 25: Claiming that chromosomal aberrations among people exposed to Union Carbide’s toxic gases have caused birth defects among their children, survivors of the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy today sought monthly pension and free treatment for them.
Over 120 children of gas-affected parents, below the age of 12 years, were identified to be born with defects by the Chingari Trust, an organisation working for gas victims. 14 such children with birth defects were presented at a press conference here.
The number could increase if an in-depth survey is conducted, activists of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila stationary Karamchari Sangh, Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha, Bhopal Group for Information and Action and Bhopal Ki Awaaz, claimed.
Demanding a monthly pension of Rs 1,000 and free medical care from the state government, they claimed that children suffered from defects like cerebral palsy, cleft lip, missing palate and disabilities related to vision, hearing and mental disorders.


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Bhopal gas tragedy survivors demand pension, free treatment
Bhopal, Feb. 25 (PTI): Claiming that chromosomal aberrations among people exposed to Union Carbide’s toxic gases have caused birth defects among their children, survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy today sought monthly pension and free treatment for them.
Over 120 children of gas-affected parents, below the age of 12 years, were identified to be born with defects by the Chingari Trust, an organisation working for gas victims. Fourteen such children with birth defects were presented at a press conference here.
The number could increase if an in-depth survey is conducted, activists of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationary Karamchari Sangh, Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha, Bhopal Group for Information and Action and Bhopal Ki Awaaz, claimed.
Demanding monthly pension of Rs 1,000 and free medical care from the state government, they claimed that children suffered from defects like cerebral palsy, cleft lip, missing palate and disabilities related to vision, hearing and mental disorders.

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