While the state is still recovering from the shock waves sent by Visakhapatnam gas leak incident, authorities at King George Hospital who now has the majority of the victims are reportedly king arrangement to discharge the patients. According to the sources, doctors at the hospital observed almost 90 per cent of the patients significantly recovered by Sunday.
However, tens of patients who are being treated on ventilator would still receive treatment for the next few days, said KGH Superintendent G. Arjun. He also stated that all the patients being treated in various wards will undergo a few tests before they get discharged. While as many as 500 locals living around LG Polymers at RR Venkatapuram were directly affected by the Styrene gas released, the government and company authorities have undertaken various mitigation steps like spraying water across the 5 villages.
However, the patients who are recovering raised concerns over the conditions back at their village. As a few speculated if the severity of the gas still prevailed high, many doubted over the company if further gas leakages would occur. A couple of studies as well revealed that all 5,000 who breathed the toxic gas have the risk of skin and lung cancers in the long term.
On the other hand, sanitation staff on war footing are bringing back normalcy in the affected villages while livestock succumbed to the toxic gas.