NEW DELHI: The Principal Secretary of Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, P.K. Mishra organised an important meeting on Thursday, 7 May which included the Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Director of AIIMS and medical experts regarding the tragic Vizag gas leak in Andhra Pradesh. So far, 11 individuals lost their lives in the incident. Relief measures and rescue work is being carried out in the area via a team of experts.
As per the officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs, a high-level meeting was conducted by Mishra with the aforementioned officials about the situation.
It was also revealed that Mishra directed sending off an expert team to Vishakhapatnam for short as well as long term medical impact.
Another meeting was organised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the same matter along with the NDMA officials. Shortly after which, PK Mishra also organised a meeting of the high-level kind.
Around 11 individuals lost their lives in the disastrous incident, out of which one was a minor i.e. an 8-year-old girl. Meanwhile, several others were reported to be sick as an LG Polymer India Plant at R.R. Venkatapuram village leaked gas on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam.
As much as 246 people are currently being treated in hospitals after they reported symptoms like breathing difficulties and a burning sensation in their eyes.