This is an uncommon and unheard compensation in the history of India. Never ever been anything like this. Is it the LG Polymer paying to cover up the issue with the support of the minister, or is it some act to seek attention? Why does the minister not speak of the lapses of the plant or its management or are is it an attempt to cover up the incident?
I never heard 1 cr compensation from any other political leaders ! 👏🏻👏🏻. Jagan 👌🏻
— John🏌🏻♂️Jaganism (@johnforjagan) May 7, 2020
AndhraPradesh CM @ysjagan announces 1 Cr each as relief to the family of people who lost their lives. Cash assistance of 10 Lakhs for Patients on ventilator. 1 Lakh for people undergoing treatment in hospital. 25K for People who are getting primary treatment . #VizagGasLeakage pic.twitter.com/byONIVaJPo
— BARaju (@baraju_SuperHit) May 7, 2020
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has announced Rs one crore each as compensation to the families of those who died because of exposure to a toxic gas that leaked overnight at a chemical plant in Vishakhapatnam on Thursday.
Mr Reddy has also announced Rs 10 lakh for those on ventilator support after exposure, and Rs 25,000 for those who were treated as out-patients after developing health complications. Those admitted to hospitals will get Rs one lakh each, he said.
At least 11 people have been killed and 1,000 sick after styrene gas, which can affect nerves and damage kidneys if inhaled, leaked on Thursday morning from the tanks of a company, LG Polymers, which had been shut because of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. As the state government eased lockdown restrictions, the company began its operation Wednesday midnight, allegedly without taking precautions, causing the leak.
Ex gratia to deceased – Rs 1 cr
Patients on ventilator – Rs 10 L
>2 days hospitalization – Rs 1 L
Minor health issues – Rs 25K
Each one in affected areas – Rs 10K
Employment in same company https://t.co/QguSXj5UWw
— SaMbasiva Rao 🇮🇳 (@madamanchis) May 7, 2020
The Andhra government has formed a committee to probe the gas leak. It will also give recommendations to the state government regarding prevention of such incidents.