The Madhya Pradesh High Court has pulled up the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for not providing proper medical care and attention to the affected persons of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy even after passage of over 33 years.The court expressed displeasure over non-utilisation of funds meant for providing the medical care and delay in preparing recruitment for doctors/specialists of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (BMHRC) and other facilities.On examining records during the hearing of a bunch of petitions seeking direction for providing proper medical care for the affected persons, the court found out that the Union Government had over Rs. 400-crore corpus since the year 2012, out of which more than half of the amount is fixed in FDRs.A division bench of Chief Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice Vijay Kumar Shukla observed: “Instead of taking expeditious steps for utilisation of the money and recruitment of doctors/specialists to provide long term solution for the treatment of the Bhopal gas victims, the bureaucracy is not moving, and if moving, it is at a snail’s pace.”The report of Scientific Commission for continuing studies on Effects of Bhopal Gas Leakage on Life Systems released in July 1987 claimed around 2,00,000… Read full this story
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