Apathy continues to haunt Bhopal gas tragedy survivors after 35 years


Bhopal: Thirty five years have elapsed, but the neglect and apathy continue to haunt survivors of Bhopal gas tragedy, reports said.

The world’s worst industrial disaster occurred on the intervening night of December 2 and 3 in 1984. The toxic gas had leaked from the now-defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.

Thousands choked to death in Bhopal while several more developed severe health complications that crippled them for the remaining part of their lives.

It’s been 35 years since the tragedy but the survivors continue to rue the fact that they have not been provided with desired healthcare facilities.

The Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (BMHRC) was built especially for the survivors of the gas tragedy. However, activists say, the BMHRC has been neglected by successive governments.

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