The National Green Tribunal has sent notices to five hospitals in Delhi including three government hospitals, for violating the prescribed standards of collection and disposal of bio-medical waste according to the Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998. A report submitted by an inspection team from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), saw the tribunal sending
Despite strict enforcement of laws on dumping of bio medical waste, cases of illegal dumping of medical waste mixed with municipal solid waste has become rampant in city based hospitals across the country. Dr Suleman Merchant, Dean, LTMG Hospital, Mumbai, shared his perspective with Clean India Journal based on certain official reports. In a recent
To tackle the adverse effects of improper disposal of infectious waste generated from healthcare units, the Odisha government has decided to launch a project for scientific and hi-tech disposal of bio medical waste. The project is assisted by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and Global Environmental Facility.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is mulling over making it mandatory for all residential complexes to separate bio medical waste from solid waste. The mandatory segregation at source rules is based on non-mixing of wet and dry waste. Dr Devaki Umesh, Chief Health Officer told Clean India Journal, “We will shortly issue a mandate
Dissatisfied with the levels of sanitation maintained in the city, the Noida Authority has now proposed to privatise the civic service. The authority has roped in private firm Ernst & Young as its consultant for preparing a detailed report to keep the city clean. Noida authority will begin with privatizing the cleaning of streets, markets,
City Corporation of Belgaum (CCB) has recently received the “Green Leaf Award” for the best municipal corporation for effective and scientific garbage disposal. The award constituted by Sukuki Exnora (Hyderabad) and assessed by ASCI (Administrative Staff College, of India), Hyderabad, is given to individuals and organisations contributing to solid waste management and demonstrating practical solutions
The Delhi government will announce new, stricter guidelines for disposal of bio-medical waste by hospitals. The decision came after the recent incident of radioactive waste ending up in Mayapuri scrap market that claimed a life, and a recent Central Pollution Control Board study that found half the bio-medical, infectious waste generated by hospitals end up
Infection Control in hospitals is gaining importance with increasing stress on safe patient healthcare. Consequently, responsibilities for the infection control practioners is increasing and improving awareness and compliance among the healthcare providers is a strong priority in the hospital. The infection control team is a small activity group which is concerned with surveillance, prevention and
Starting in a small way in 1999, CAERE Pvt Ltd, a Hyderabad based housekeeping services company, has completed 10 years of professional service. Prathibha and Christopher Blessing, the founders of this company have taken Caere across India with over 4000 employees, over 50 clients and with engagements in over 400 properties. The couple speak to Clean India...
One of the main functions of housekeeping in hospitals is infection control and proper handling of bio-medical waste. Safety against fire, prevention of cross contamination, odour control and pest control are all a part of waste disposal procedures. A carefully planned programme of waste disposal will safeguard not only personnel and patients but also the