Five Out Of Six COVID-19 Victims In Bhopal Were Gas Tragedy Survivors, Had Related Illnesses

Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal is the second-worst COVID-19 affected district in the state after Indore. Bhopal has so far recorded 197 COVID-19 cases and six deaths. But there is a disturbing pattern emerging in the deaths – five of them were survivors of another disaster – the 1984 gas tragedy. The first coronavirus victim from Bhopal, a 55-year- old man, died at a city hospital on April 5, due to negligence of authorities, alleged Rachna Dhingra, member of the NGO Bhopal Group for Information and Action,