It seems unbelievable but the situation for those reliant upon government hospitals has barely changed today.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the primary outcome of gas exposure. In 2014 a Supreme Court investigation found that at no time in 30 years had Bhopal’s only Pulmonary Medicine Hospital employed a full-time pulmonary disease specialist.
And so in this fourth decade of Union Carbide’s unending disaster, gas-affected families still spend on average more than a quarter of their income on medicines.
Given this context, the need for Sambhavna’s services remains acute.
Help is not going to come from elsewhere. Union Carbide and its wealthy owner Dow Chemical say the ongoing disaster in Bhopal is nothing to do with them. They do not care about the innocent families whose lives their factory destroyed. They can be left to suffer. They are dispensable.
We disagree, deeply and profoundly. We believe that every person has the right to live a pain-free and dignified life.
How to Donate
Donations can also be made using 'scan and pay' via the QR code below, or by using the following UPI details:
Sambhavna Trust UPI ID: 85216291@SBI
Merchant name: SAMBHAVNA TRUST
PAN number*: AAATS3962P
You may also donate directly to Sambhavna's account using the following:
SAVING A/C NO. 10085216291
IFSC Code SBIN0030003
STATE BANK OF INDIA,
CHOWK BAZAR BRANCH
113, Marwari Road, BHOPAL - 462001
TEL. NO. 0755 - 2536188
We are able to process an account payee cheque made to “Sambhavna Trust” and sent to: Hari Prasad Joshi, Sambhavna Trust Clinic, Bafna Colony, Bhopal 462001.
With thanks and best wishes from us all at Sambhavna.
*Do I need to enter my PAN while making a donation?
It is mandatory to enter the donor's PAN for donations of ₹50,000 and above.
We have been granted 80G certificate - please ask if you require a receipt to claim tax exemption.
Because we do not accept money from corporations, our work has always depended on individual donations. So far almost thirty thousand ordinary people have helped us. Some of the survivors we care for also bring gifts when they can.
We consider each gift, large or small, to be priceless.
And so to the good side of this story.
Through the kindness of strangers Bhopal’s survivors have learned to tell of a better side of human nature, of compassion, joy, fellowship and the healing power of love.
If these are things that you too believe in, please, help us keep our work in Bhopal alive.