VADODARA: In India, where labour is cheap and industrial workers aplenty, it should not come as a surprise to know that occupational health is a neglected field in which no comprehensive data or surveys are available. This was the message coming out at a seminar on Occupational Health Movement in India organized by Peoples’ Training and Research Centre (PRTC) organization, here, on Sunday. It was held on the 28th anniversary of Bhopal Gas tragedy.

“In the absence of specific diagnosis there is no comprehensive data available to show us the extent of occupational deaths or diseases,” said Dr Dileep Mavlankar Director, Indian Institute of Public Health.