Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha
Children Against Dow Carbide
Bhopal Group for Information and Action
May 5, 2011
At a press conference organized by four organizations working among the survivors of the Bhopal disaster today, several survivors diagnosed with cancers and kidney failure complained that they had still not received the ex-gratia amount of Rs. Two lakhs as declared by the Central government. Several relatives of such patients reported that their applications for payments of ex-gratia amounts were not heard and the patients died before they could benefit from the ex-gratia payment. Several families of survivors said they had to take out loan to meet the expenses of the treatment.
Shaheen whose mother Sitara Bee died of lung cancer last month, said that they received no response to their application for ex-gratia amount that was submitted to the office of the Welfare Commissioner on January 13 this year. Sazid Ali said that his father, a cancer patient had applied for ex-gratia relief on December 16, 2010 but he did not get a reply till his death last month.