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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Disposal of bio-medical waste in ESI dispensary

A resident has brought a very disturbing news to the notice of PARWA EC. ESI dispensary seem to be collecting bio-medical waste in the open in backyard of the dispensary building and then burning it in the open on weekly/fortnightly basis. If true, this is very dangerous. Residents of Pragati Apartments are being exposed to a serious health hazard.

The manner of collection and disposal (burning in the open) is a serious violation of the law. PARWA EC should immediately discuss it with the head of the dispensary and urge that this illegal practice should be immediately stopped. At the same time, PARWA EC should file an application under RTI Act to know the correct situation about collection, storage and disposal of bio-medical waste by the dispensary. If necessary the issue should be brought to the notice of Delhi Pollution Control Committee.

With a view to control the indiscriminate disposal of hospital waste/bio medical waste, the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India has issued a notification on Bio Medical Waste Management under the Environment (Protection) Act. Govt. of NCT of Delhi in its notification dated 6th July, 1999 has authorised Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) for the purpose of granting authorisation for collection, reception, storage, treatment and disposal of bio medical waste to implement the Bio Medical Waste Management Rules, 1998. Govt. of NCT of Delhi has also constituted advisory committee, appellate authority in exercise of powers conferred under Bio Medical rules.

Link for Bio Medical Waste(Management & Handling) Rules, 1998

In these pictures you see the remains of the waste burnt in last few weeks.



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