Category Archives: Medical Issues

Report’s preliminary findings highlight higher rates of birth defects

Sambhavna Trust report’s preliminary findings highlight higher rates of birth defects in Bhopal’s toxic gas/ contaminated water exposed population than in non-exposed. On the occasion of the 31st Anniversary of the Union carbide disaster in Bhopal. Members of the Sambhavna Trust Clinic highlighted the urgent need for identification and treatment of children with congenital malformations […]

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Bhopal Gas Victims to go on an indefinite water less hunger fast on 10th November

At a press conference on Monday the 3rd of November, representatives of five organizations of survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal announced their plans of an indefinite water-less fast at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi from November 10th on the issue of compensation. They said that five women survivors will stop taking any […]

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Yoga Therapy

In the one of Sambhavna’s two airy yoga rooms, visitors are taught a number of different yoga ‘asanas’ (body postures), ‘shodhana kriyas’ (cleansing actions) and pranayama (breathing disciplines) by fully-qualified instructors. The therapeutic effects of practicing Hatha Yoga – the over 2000-year-old science of uniting and coordinating the physical and mental aspects of one’s being […]

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Volunteers help combat malaria, dengue in gas-affected areas

At a time when the state health department is having a tough time to control vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue, a community-based initiative has helped in combating the diseases in Bhopal-gas tragedy affected ten localities in old city, that house around 20,000 people. The initiative is spurred by Sambhavana Trust Clinic — a non-government […]

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"As an example of a holistic, environmentally-sound, community-focused and patient-centred approach to healthcare, the Sambhavna Clinic is way ahead of anything I have ever visited or worked in, anywhere in the world."

Dr John Hurst, Senior Lecturer, Honorary Consultant, UCL Medical School / Royal Free Hampstead NHS, London