NHRC appreciates APs actions in after Vizag gas leak
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has appreciated the AP government for its initiatives undertaken after the incident of gas leakage occurred in Vizag in May 2020 in LG polymers company. Actually soon after the breaking the incident, the NHRC has taken the issue as soumotu by acknowledging the serious of the incident based on the reports published, broadcasted in the media. Later, the commission issued notices to the Andhra chief secretary, demanding a detailed report on the tragedy and the rescue efforts and medical treatment provided to the victims. It also asked the director general of police to inform within four weeks about the police action and investigation. AP government’s has explained its console measures taken after that incident and stated that they have paid Rs.1 Crore as compensation to 12 persons who lost their lives in that mishap occurred on 7 May 2020. As many as 485 people, who were hospitalized for 2-3 days were paid Rs 1 lakh each, and criminal cases were booked on the management of the LG polymers. 12 persons including top managements were arrested. Apart from that the people around 3 kilometres of radios. Some people dead on the road and causing rashes and breathing difficulty in several others.
Other than compensation for mortality, the government also paid Rs 10 lakh each to people who were put on ventilators, Rs 25,000 each to people who underwent primary treatment and others. Even a long term medical camp also run in the villages of Venkatapuram and Gopalapatnam. Compensation for life loss of livestock also paid. 15,000 people were shifted to safe places from the effected areas. Around Rs.150 crores were deposited to Green tribunal. The commission observed that the loss of lives and thousands falling sick is indeed a serious violation of human rights with the right to life being grossly violated. After listening the government’s version, the commission has satisfied and appreciated for these efforts.