Sambhavna Trust Clinic, Bhopal, December 1, 2006
First published on www.bhopal.org
Visitors to the exhibition are greeted by a painting done by students.
Specimins of viscera brought by Dr Sathpathy, who performed the greatest number of autopsies on those who perished in the 1984 disaster.
Dr Sathpathy explains to an attentive crowd what they are looking at, specimins which show how Union Carbide’s methyl-isocyanate and other toxic gases affected people.
Dr Sathpathy delivers his powerpoint presentation.
A foetus with meningocele. Impaired infants, often born dead, were known in the months after the disaster as “gas births”.
Foetus with head abnormality. 50% of the women who were pregnant on “that night” spontaneously aborted, but in the months that followed the city saw an epidemic of “horrific births”.
His talk done, Dr Sathpathy views the other items in the exhibition.
Sambhavna’s Aziza Sultan talks about her work to a visitor.
People crowding in to see the exhibits.
Exhibition organisers, from l, Biju, Masarrat, Sabah, Amita and Ritesh, all of the Sambhavna Trust Clinic.