NEW DELHI, Mar 4: Department of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation, Government of MP is providing free of cost medical facilities through its 6 Hospitals and 9 Day Care Units and 3 Ayurvedic, 3 Homeopathic and 3 Unani Dispensaries to the Gas Victims. Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre, a super speciality hospital is also providing free medical facilities to Bhopal Gas Victims. Municipal Corporation, Bhopal is providing pure drinking water to gas affected localities of Bhopal.
Government of India has provided its share of 75% of of total outlay of Rs. 272.75 crore as Additional Central Assistance for various rehabilitation activities for the gas victims under the new Plan of Action submitted by Government of Madhya Pradesh. This includes a provision of Rs. 30 crore earmarked for payment of pension @ 1000 p.m. for estimated 5000 widows of Gas Victims for 5 years.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Srikant Kumar Jena in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.
In reply to a question he said that the Bhopal Gas Victims are not being given any pension.