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tv   A Poisoned Legacy  Deutsche Welle  August 9, 2020 10:30pm-11:01pm CEST

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what secrets lie behind these walls. discover new adventures in 360 degree. and explore fascinating world heritage sites. t.w. world heritage 363 get here now. chin gallery main spock in hindi ditching garry rehabilitation center is a spark of hope for the 300 children who come here nearly every day 700 more are on the waiting list the center is located just a kilometer away from the form a union carbide pesticide plant in bhopal which in gary truss was founded in 2006 by 2 survivors of the works worst industrial disaster received a b.
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is one of them almost allow ourselves but everything ok. 0. here again. i'd. be. oh yeah well you know you got right because i had over there i still see the impact of union carbide spurs in after 35 years and it's actually growing worse. the babies who were born right afterwards are now adults and these are their children so they're the 2nd and 3rd generations of disabled children we're still seeing the effects but the government's doing nothing. the disabilities are the result of hours long exposure to the toxic gas metal ice assigning 8 which escaped from the plant in 1984 and by decades of using water contaminated by chemical waste abandoned at the site. now wave your hands. and.
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actually the part of this is these. with this nobody goes to work with these tools because they are not giving money to them and we are wanting that he'd given them that if we would see of cause and they are getting help from us i. physical disability or. reading about men you know doing this if you see being old and will make a split from. them or doing this isn't. b.s. that this. 13 year old to she is paralyzed on one side of her body her mother who was born in 1903 shortly before the catastrophe really leaves her side. move forward a little. come put your foot down in front. of. you
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who don't be scared don't be scared. now on your own go i go take a step. you when. i say that i've been coming here since she was 2 and a half before she couldn't talk or walk or sit or neck had no strength since i've been bringing her here she started to walk she can stand make steps and she can talk she's really progress to a lot. of the 2 women who found rashid to be a muslim and champion a hindu would like to offer more places to more children for 35 years they have 4 to help victims of the bhopal disaster. going on we have been together from the beginning since the gas tragedy we both got jobs at the central government press
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and since then we have been together the same books have fought together and we got an award together and with that we started the ching garri trust. that is up and i think. in 2004 they received the golden environmental prize often called the green nobel prize and used 125000 dollars prize money to open the rehabilitation center since then it has mainly been financed by the bhopal medical appeal a british charity. it has been a life of suffering for many of the victims' families since december the 3rd 1904. in my family my father got cancer and died 2 years later my sister in law got tongue cancer and died and her 3 daughters died 21 from a brain tumor and one from a stomach tumor all 3 daughters died and even her husband died 9 people from my
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family diet some people survived that night unfortunately. the ones who died that night were lucky those are survived are dying slowly even today. inside the moon and. this is near and biasses same unplanned and behind. the making of mice in. total around sure one was an engineer in the plant that made metal isis cyanide i see a component of the pesticide 7 luckily for him he was not there in the night in december 1 19041 of the tanks exploded the toxic gas leaked from the plant for hours the
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building still stands but nature has reclaimed the derelict $25.00 test site. after closing this plant could be 5 years it's not a single case you have. learned so i was nuclear either by union carbide got it either by the government. it's the same story in the form of quality control mad no decontamination took place. missed a show and worked in the plant for 9 years he says he knew it was a ticking time bomb. i came to know that. it was a copy of the design of the west virginia. and then cost cutting. meant
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so there was a nothing provided. with such a who's. the forgotten. union carbide was already burying toxic waste around the factory site before the disaster thousands of tonnes of it still leeching into the groundwater. and. manually and. then there. and got. this in plastic foil put in place more than 35 years ago is presumably completely porous now. i know nobody has there in the story dams are going to say that because underground
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water labor market is a highly what it can government to. buy the game we've got. thousands of people live nearby they are the victims of what could be called the 2nd disaster the contaminated water that has been poisoning them to 35 years since the gas tragedy. in 2004 the indian supreme court ordered the city to provide residents with drinking water since then a few neighborhoods have been connected to the water network but the pipes are often leaky and sewerage mingles with the clean water. sinking to children is a nurse from the summer clinic every week she pays a visit to her patient indra. you see the way. that the tap i fill my water from i used to have to go further and fill it over there but now i have it here at the white house and i've been buying. but since the taps are only on for
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an hour a day people here store water for the rest of the day in the. big. people here drink contaminated water for a long time clean water from the modern river has only been available for 80 years now before that people drank contaminated water from bore wells or hand pumps it affected their internal organs and many of them also have skin diseases. that is probably the cause of the source on interest hands. according to studies by the indian institute of toxicology research the contamination of the groundwater in bhopal is spreading in 201842 neighborhoods here were affected a year later it was 6 more. at the heart of this area is the some clinic it opened here to be as close as
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possible to the disaster affected victims. are you. sure. maybe it is your blood pressure taken by the man over there then you can go oh you want to challenge this emotionality please work. there while 1st shake the bottle 2nd breathe out. 3rd lift up your chin so it will run right down into your throat yeah. this is. well done so remember the 5 steps shake it breathe out lift your chin up so it goes down. press the button close your mouth that's all there is to it it's.
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set in our surroundings also known as such it is not a doctor but his door is always open to patients in need of comfort or advice sachi is the founder and administrator of this treatment center. so this is it is friction it every day between 150 to 200 people come and they come to see different doctors or more medicine and the unique thing about this is we have a computerized medical information system we have in one place we can have information medical information on more than 35000 people as it happens that is nor other such data in all of. 35000 victims of toxic gases in contaminated water such you open the some clinic in 1906 with the help of the both medical appeal charity some power means possibility that she was convinced it would be
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possible to give these people treatment and ease their suffering we decided that we would integrate modern medicine with. your go so that this was mainly to cut down on people over medication along with this we also included areas that had been neglected by the government community held such as research. interests come for a consultation about the painful skin condition on her hands. he told me i have had this for 2 and a half months. i don't know if it's because of the water but when i put my hands in the water it burns. down and the. interesting and i have eric medical practitioner dr rupa body examines 40 patients every day she says that in 20 to 30
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percent of cases the water is the cause of the disorder is. sure you want to start in my book it was like i used to see more of the difference but gradually in the last 5 to 6 years. are the number of. contaminated water victims has also increased actually the mean. what doest i think only the treatment in some. of these. victims who were exposed to chronicle chronically exposed to chemical toxins so using naturally. i'd be the girl formulations. indra least with a prescription for good. a plant used in traditional medicine against autoimmune diseases and allergies one of the 6 doctors who treat patients here every day is a gynecologist most of the patients who come to the subcabinet clinic are women.
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you know you know what's the problem with. my period has lasted for a really long time. prolonged menstrual period how long have you been having heavy bleeding 25 days maybe is. what all the health issues that they would be if you will be as they may be very kato incidences are very much in this in this gas and then did i do that normally these things when we do about a good scan at 51 we face so many mild formations and. abnormal babies and ominous bibi's in gas would be in patients especially. if they fire patients in but maybe faine that is but here in the gas victims they're more. out of than 3 might have anomalous in say. one with the mild form. of
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a doctor has also noted that many of the women here go through before they are 35 many were born soon after the bhopal disaster. be. gas affected people of bob barr are being treated as if they're not needed you know as if they're expendable. and one of the reasons which we think is because of the if of who they are because half of them are muslims 49 percent of the gas affected people are muslims who in today's india are 2nd grade great citizens if not worse and the other half among the hindus more than 80 percent. belong to low cost.
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the north of bhopal is a historic place until indian independence in 1947 the city was the seat of a muslim to rule the princely state of ballpark a number of ruins still standing but since 984 bhopal has been synonymous with the world's worst industrial disaster. and yet it seems to be forgotten a few visitors come to the remembered ball park museum set up by survivors such you came to both parts shortly after the disaster in 1904 he was studying nearby and wanted to help out i saw just people in that you have in that picture of people in small hard to just crying and in pain and dia's running down and more stuff what they saw was helplessness because nobody knew what to do nobody knew if there was anything that would relieve some of the pain i remember for the 1st
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34 nights the sky remained red because so many bodies were getting cremated the official death toll was more than 5000 other sources say 25000 a total of 574000 people were exposed to the toxic fumes. this is warren anderson. 72 here along with their managers approved the hazardous design for the book by a plant knowing fully well there it was going to be an suv. the former c.e.o. of the union carbide corporation died in 2014 he was charged with culpable homicide in india but never face trial but the bhopal group for information and action continues to fight for justice for the victims the legal battles continue on the issue of appropriate compensation on the cleanup of the site
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and also the criminal cases against the accused corporations and individuals responsible for the disaster. it is in fact a shame that after so many years later the corporations responsible for the disaster are still investing and profiting. in this country as well as all over the ward. a number of public hospitals will build especially to treat the victims. one was built by the indian central government 6 by the state of match a project an average of 4000 people get treatment here every day there are 634 beds for them these are normal lines at the private sector john hello narrow hospital at the state department of ball park gas tragedy relief and rehabilitation we meet justice v. k. aguilar who heads
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a committee that oversees the hospital's. under way this. remember. nothing is enough nothing in the world is enough. and being all sorts of complaints relating to the big treatment of patients. in the summer is in on the part of the host could be. not interned but the particular. form in the vacancy of the doctors of course but there is a general problem you mean to be good or. bad says the retired judge the large number of patients is proof that the system is working. rational disagrees the activist says the government health system for the victims
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is an empty shell. you just have to look at the reports that just as agarwal and his team the monitoring committee that has been appointed by the supreme court of india. have to look at the reports of the last 10 years and every report will tell you how bad the hospitals are functioning that there are bad quality of medicines that they are nor specialists that 80 percent of specialists are still vacant that is it equipment but that is not brain stuff to run back to quitman there's no treatment because. they have no medical files and no electronic medical data despite the millions in investments the health of all parts residents continues to suffer and then there are the victims of the contaminated water they are thought to number more than 100000. the somebody in a clinic has been able to offset some of the deficiencies of the government's
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health system its philosophy methods and location make it unique in bhopal. it's a remarkable green haven less than a kilometer away from the union carbide plant. the environment here is not intact especially the soil but still the clinic does its best to cultivate medicinal plants for patients. we are growing. which is very good for infections wall long conditions then we are growing but a lot here we have a lot of these flowers because this is good for many gynecological problems as well as people with any media as well as people with skin issues. around 100 different plants are grown here and used for herbal infusions and applications for the skin but most of them
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a process to make oils or powders around 85 medicinal products are made here. this is new going the oil. i was packing that just now we feel the oil and packet. it's a pain relief for oil so instead of taking medicine with this oil and you get relief . and this part of liquid is a remedy for coughs all of the products i prescribe free of charge at the clinic. this pharmacy stocks allopatric and i you beric medicine it's where the patients come to pick up their medications that are so collected by the sun bhavna trust indicates that even after more than 3 decades residence around the planet a twice as likely to die from cancer and lung disease and 3 times as likely to die from kidney disease as people elsewhere 150000 residents suffer from chronic
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diseases both past 2nd disaster continues on one side you have. the poorest people of in the city on the other 3rd you have be one of the most powerful corporations in the world and that has the support of the most powerful nation. it has the support of the us government the the what is happening continuing to happen in india in bhopal today the poisoning of the law and then the suffering of the people in the are all heartening because the the corporation has been able to get away with it what is happening in bhopal is going to happen everywhere and slow and silent but bulbs are happening everywhere whether we like it or not there is a continuous trespass of corporations poisons in our bodies and in our environment . at the some partner clinic
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yoga is used as a healing method for body and mind alongside medical methods to reduce the amount of medications patients take. and to help them improve their daily lives by finding a balance and strength to keep hope alive.
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