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Chingari Community Support

While the Chingari clinic remains closed, medical staff and drivers from the clinic are still working tirelessly to support the city’s children during the Covid-19 lockdown. This week drivers from the clinic delivered dry rations to more than 200 families in the surrounding communities, as many in the city are struggling to access necessities including […]

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Bhopal: Using Technology to Battle Covid-19

Although Covid-19 is by no means the first pandemic to affect humans on a mass scale – bubonic plague, smallpox, and the Spanish flu are perhaps the most memorable past examples – both the spread of the virus and the ways in which we as a society have responded to it are very different because […]

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Update: Timeline of Covid-19 in Bhopal

There are approximately 2.5 million people in Bhopal, with an estimated half a million gas survivors. Of those, 350,000 are registered for treatment at local hospitals. As of today, the total death toll in the city stands at 33, more than 20 of whom were survivors of the 1984 gas disaster. Here is the timeline […]

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Deadly Gas Leak in Visakhapatnam

Today we are deeply saddened to report that it has happened once again. In the early hours of this morning, tragedy struck for communities on the outskirts of the south Indian city of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, when deadly styrene gas leaked from a nearby plastics plant owned by Korean company LG Chem. Initial reports suggest […]

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Coronavirus Update: Government Adopts Action Plan

In our last coronavirus update we reported that the first seven people to die of Covid-19 in Bhopal were all survivors of the 1984 gas disaster. As of today, the total death toll stands at 15, 13 of them gas survivors. In the wake of the first deaths in the city, the four survivor groups […]

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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.