Mahul’s status as a living hell, with its heavily polluted air brutally affecting the life of its residents, is not unknown, and the results of a medical report on the health of locals have proved just that. The report, prepared by NGO Vishwashanti Lokkalyan, is based on its findings from a medical camp held in June, where from among 575 Mahul residents, about 60 per cent were diagnosed with skin diseases and asthma, while 80 per cent were found suffering from eye-related issues.
The residents are suffering on account of toxic emissions by the refineries and factories in the area. The NGO had organised the health camp on June 16 and 17 upon the request of the Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao and Mahul PAP committee, who are fighting for the rehabilitation of Mahul’s residents.
According to the health report later prepared by the NGO, 575 residents had been tested during the camp and all of them complained about having cough, cold and fever. The report found out that about 60 per cent of them have been diagnosed with skin diseases and asthma, while 80 per cent have eye-related problems