Biomedical waste disposal: Drive to register nursing homes,clinics

The Pune Municipal Corporation has planned a two-week-long drive starting May 1 to ensure all clinics,doctors,nursing homes and other laboratories register with the civic body’s biomedical waste disposal facility.

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 30, 2013 1:17:48 am

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has planned a two-week-long drive starting May 1 to ensure all clinics,doctors,nursing homes and other laboratories register with the civic body’s biomedical waste disposal facility.

In a statement,acting chief medical officer Dr S T Pardeshi said that establishments that fail to comply with the norms will face stringent action apart from the regular inspection by Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).

According to PMC officials,as many as 2,153 dispensaries,220 pathology laboratories,590 nursing homes and 11 blood banks are registered with the civic body’s bio medical waste disposal facility. However,there are over 4,000 such dispensaries or clinics that have not registered with the set up.

The civic body has its waste disposal facility at Kailash crematorium. According to the facility officials,a total of 2700-2800 kg of bio medical waste is disposed off on daily basis.

To register with the facility,general practitioners,nursing home owners have been directed to contact the civic body at 25501232 or the Indian Medical Association.

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