Silicosis a Rare but Potentially Harmful Disease

KENTUCKY (10/27/16) — In recent decades, much has been done to improve workplace safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration instituted one such effort by requiring protective equipment to be used in the workplace. That resolution aimed to limit silica...

Give us Rs 4 lakh while alive: Silicosis patients

JAIPUR: A group of silicosis patients will sit on indefinite dharna outside the office of the Jodhpur district collector from Friday. The patients are seeking that the government release compensation money in time, since they suffer a disease that cannot be cured....

Jodhpur silicosis patients assured compensation in 10 days

JAIPUR: Patients with silicosis, whose compensation money had still not been released, on Friday met district collector Bishnu Mallick of Jodhpur. "We had decided to sit on an indefinite dharna, but the collector assured us today that the money would be released in a...

43 silicosis patients to get compensation soon

JAIPUR: Silicosis patients were accompanied by social activists as they met district collector Tina Kumar at Badnor panchayat in Bhilwara district on Friday. Earlier, 103 people who had received certificates from the Pneumoconiosis Board showing that they had...

सिलिकोसिस की जांच के लिए सक्रिय हुआ महकमा

सिलिकोसिस को लेकर स्वास्थ्य महकमा अब नींद से जागते हुए प्रभावित ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में स्वास्थ्य शिविर लगाकर स्वास्थ्य कैम्प लगाने की रणनीति तैयार की गई है। समाचार प्रकाशित करने के बाद मेडिकल कॉलेज डीन की उपस्थिति में स्वास्थ्य महकमा की गत दिवस एक बैठक आहूत कर प्रभावित...


Prakash Khushal Parmar died due to Silicosis in Gujarat on 07th September 2014. His elder  brother had also died of silicosis. He lost parents and brothers who also died because  of silicosis.






 Kanti Mulji Parmar died due to Silicosis in Gujarat on 04th September 2014. His elder  brother had also died of silicosis. He lost parents and brothers who also died because  of silicosis.






Bashir Malek ulitmately lost his struggle with Silicosis on 5th Aug 2014 late evening at a  hospital  in Baroda. He also lost his brother and sister-in-law also because of silicosis.






Shantaben Khushalbhai Parmar-55 years, breathed her last today 09th july 2014 early  morning. She  lost her husband of silicosis long back. In December 2011 she lost her  eldest son Raju  at the age of 35 who was suffering from Silicosis.






 Karima Rashidbhai Malek died due to Silicosis in Gujarat on 04th July 2014.







Bashirmiya Belim died due to Silicosis in Gujarat on 22nd June, 2014.






Arvind Parmar died due to Silicosis in Gujarat on 10th June, 2014.






Thakor Faesinh Rathod died due to Silicosis in Gujarat on 30th March 2014. At present  here are 140+ workers suffer from Silicosis in   Khambhat out of which 10 are in very  poor state of health.






Jivan Kalidas Baraiya died due to Silicosis in Gujarat on 24th March 2014.







Rukhiben Parmar 65 years died due to Silicosis in Gujarat on 03rd January 2014.






Nannusha Diwan 33 years died due to Silicosis in Gujarat on 05th January 2014.





Maruthi Hanumanth expired on 4th March, 2013. He was suffering from Asbestosis

He was employed by Shree Digvijay Cement Co. Ltd. from 1st January 1975 to 1995 as a Packer of Cement with the mixture of Asbestos fiber in Packing Department.

From 1995 till 2001, he was  employed by Gujarat Composite Limited as a Packer and Helper. Since 1975, he was regularly exposed to asbestos fiber while packing the cement material without sufficient precautionary measures.



Balkishan Aadiwasi expired on 18th November, 2012. He was suffering from Silicosis.

Father’s Name- Durga Aadiwasi

Age- 51 Years

Village- Badaur, Distt. Panna, Madhya Pradesh

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Samuben Darbar, 49. succumbed to silicosis on 23rd September 2012,Sunday morning. She never worked as agate polisher but her father-in-law established factory in front of their house in Shakarpur, Gujarat where once upon a time at least 25-30 workers used to work.Business was taken over by her husband and his brothers. One by one all brothers dies but Mansingh, Samuben’s husband.Samuben was diagnosed having silicosis in 2010. The picture was taken on 14th September by medical students of Dhiraj Hospital, Vaghodia visiting Shakrpur, Gujarat.




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