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Highlighting Patient Quality Care

With major government initiatives and increased growth in medical tourism, healthcare services in India are in demand and hold a new wave of opportunity. Housekeeping plays a major role in maintaining a healthy facility. Sweety Mandot, Manager-Operations, Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai, ... Read More »

Managing MSW

The total waste generation in India as per reports is 62 million tonnes annually out of which 5.6 million tonnes is plastic waste, 0.17 million tonnes is biomedical waste, 7.90 million tonnes is hazardous waste and 15 lakh tonnes is ... Read More »

E-Waste Management rules enhanced

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has said that the Government has amended the E-waste (Management) Rules in a move to ease and productively implement the environmentally sound management of e-waste in India. Vardhan highlighted ... Read More »

Apollo Hospitals International Limited, Ahmedabad

Ensuring safety in Hospitals According to World Health Organization, 80-85% of total amount of waste generated by healthcare activities is the general waste. Only 15-20% waste is considered hazardous which may be infectious, injurious, toxic or radioactive. Poor management of ... Read More »

An Integrated approach to SWM

“From establishing a separate e-waste collection facility, complaint redressal system, litter prevention system to slum up-gradation & rehabilitation, Vadodara Municipal Corporation has an integrated plan in place.” Kashyap Shah, Environmental Engineer (SWD), VMC speaks on the SWM model. Technology is ... Read More »

Managing BMW

Biomedical waste is waste that is generated during diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the need for safe management of biomedical waste for effective health service delivery. Hospital-Associated Infections ... Read More »

Malegaon deserves the status of an industrial township

Malegaon as a city lacks basic infrastructure for collecting and disposing of solid waste without adequate underground sewage system. The city ranks 13th in generating MSW in the country and has the distinction of accommodating Asia’s biggest plastic recycling industry, ... Read More »

Waste management

Clean City Movement initiated by the Indian Medical Association and Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (CREDAI) will set up a joint venture to manage biomedical waste in Kochi. The joint venture project will involve schemes for managing ... Read More »

Guidelines for Biomedical Waste Disposal

Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), Government of India, has notified Bio-medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules in 1998, as amended in the years 2000 & 2003, to provide a regulatory framework for segregation, transportation, storage, treatment and disposal of ... Read More »

Managing Waste

Valsa R. Nair Singh, I.A.S., Secretary (Environment), GoM; Chairperson Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and MCZMA, speaks to Clean India Journa Read More »

Chennai’s Cleaning Challenges

Though uncontrolled urbanisation in Chennai has placed a heavy stress on solid waste management, studies reveal that the City is among the few urban local bodies in the country which have prepared long term plans for effective solid waste management. Shobha Menon reports. Read More »