ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Defence-Not Accountable

have been conducted by health groups, etc But the government has not attempted to use these data either. The medical records of clinics set up by voluntary groups, if they have been maintained, would have provided invaluable evidence of the continuing damage to health among the gas-hit populations. For instance, monitoring the urine thiocyanate levels in the victims as well as the percentage of carbamylated haemoglobin (a product of the interaction of MIC with blood haemoglobin) in the first four months after the disaster would have provided a basis for determining the numbers of affected people.

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