Sambhavna Trust is a registered public charitable Trust set up in June 1995. Its primary objective is the welfare of the survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal through medical care, research, health education and information dissemination.
The trustees include medical researchers, scientists, editors and activists who have long been involved with medical and other aspects of the disaster. An International Advisory Group consisting of doctors, researchers, writers and activists from different countries provides support to the Trust.
The trust started the Bhopal Peoples‚ Health and Documentation Clinic [Sambhavna Trust Clinic] in September 1996 close to the severely affected communities. Thousands of chronically ill survivors have been registered for treatment through modern medicine, Ayurveda (indigenous system of medicine based on plants and minerals), Yoga and massage therapy, with very encouraging results.
In addition to medical care, the clinic also carries out research in to the long term effects of the disaster and treatment efficacies, conducts surveys and health education exercises in the communities and runs a documentation centre that collects and distributes information on the disaster. All facilities, including that of laboratory investigations and medicines, are provided free of cost to the survivors.