NHRC asks Mah Govt to expedite medical relief to 7/11 blasts victims

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Mumbai, Oct 12 (UNI) Former BJP MP Kirit Somaiya today said the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued directives to the Maharashtra government to expedite the process of providing medical relief, artificial limbs, hearing aids and balance financial compensation to 212 victims of Mumbai serial train bomb blasts that occurred on July 11 last year.

The NHRC has also asked the state government to submit its progress report on October 18, he said, adding that the directives were issued by the NHRC during the hearing of his petition on the same issue.

Dr Somaiya said he met NHRC chairman Justice S Rajendra Babu on October 9.

During the hearing, the state government accepted that 212 victims of 7/11 Mumbai serial train bomb blast are yet to receive medical relief.

The state governemnt, in a recent communication, has intimated that 9 victims from Mumbai City, 68 from Mumbai Suburban District and 135 from Thane District are waiting for financial compensation, medical treatment, artificial limbs or hearing aids. The government has asked all the collectors to complete the processing of pending relief and rehabilitation work by October 15.

The victims major grievances include need of artificial limbs, hearing aids, long term medical treatment/expenditure, reimbursement of medical expenses, pending payment of financial compensation.

UNI

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