Five people who won the battle of Bhopal gas tragedy, lost the battle of Corona
Five people who won the war of horrific industrial tragedy Bhopal gas scandal about 35 years ago lost the battle of corona virus epidemic. These five died from Covid-19 between April 5 and April 12. So far, a total of five persons have died in Bhopal due to Corona virus infection and all five were victims of Bhopal gas tragedy.
On the intervening night of 2-3 December 1984 in Bhopal, thousands of people have been facing various health challenges for the last nearly three and a half decades due to the exposure of poisonous gas from the Union Carbide factory.
Rachna Dhingra, a member of the Bhopal Group for Information and Action, a long-standing organization for the interests of Bhopal gas victims, said on Wednesday that five people have died so far due to Corona virus infection in Bhopal and these five Bhopal The victims of the gas tragedy.
He alleged, ‘Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Center (BMHRC), a hospital for Bhopal gas victims, has been identified by the state government as a state-level Novel Corona Virus (Kovid-19) treatment institute, making this hospital only Covid. Only patients of 19 are being treated. Due to this, the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy are facing great difficulties in getting their treatment. ‘
Dhingra said that on March 21, the gas victims organizations wrote to the state and central government, stating that the possibility of corona infection among gas victims is five times more than others. He alleges that the government paid no heed to this letter and completely shut down BMHRC, the only hospital for gas victims for treatment of gas victims.
So far, 158 patients have been found infected with Covid-19 in Bhopal. So far the number of patients suffering from corona virus infection has reached 757 in Madhya Pradesh. Of these, 53 people have died so far, of which 37 cases are reported in Indore, six in Ujjain, five in Bhopal, three in Khargone and one each in Chhindwara and Dewas.