Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday announced a relief fund for those injured in the RR Venkatapuram gas leak tragedy. At a meeting attended by ministers of state and other senior officials, the PA chief minister announced that an ex gratia amount of Rs 1 crore for the families of the victims of the tragedy LG Polymers gas. While patients on ventilators will receive an amount of Rs. 10 lakh each, patients admitted for a minimum of 2-3 days, due to their injuries, will be granted an amount of Rs. 1 lakh. Patients with severe injuries will receive rupees. 25 lakh from the state government. In addition, the Chief Minister said that around 15,000 people, from five neighboring villages, had been affected as a result of the gas leak. Each citizen will receive Rs. 10,000 each for their medical aid. Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy said the PA state government will take full financial responsibility for all patients until their recovery.
Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy further said that the Chief Secretary, the Minister in charge, Kurasala Kannababu, and other ministers will remain in Visakhapatnam. They will ensure that the medical health services, food supply and living facilities, for the victims affected by the LG Polymers gas tragedy, are properly organized. The chief minister appreciated the swift response of local agents who reached the affected location at 4.30am Thursday and immediately sent 348 victims to hospitals. He said the Visakhapatnam district collector, police commissioner and other officials selflessly mobilized during the crisis.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said a valid reason for so many deaths in the gas tragedy could be that the warning siren did not work during the leak. Declaring that such an accident occurring in a multinational enterprise is shocking, the chief minister ordered all senior officials to form a committee to ensure that tragedies of this magnitude can be avoided in the future.
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Rehabilitation centers opened by GVMC officials for victims of the LG polymer gas leak accident. pic.twitter.com/M7VvZuAUqV
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