BIO MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT


The modern hospitals and health care institutions including research centers use a wide variety of drugs including antibiotics, cytotoxics, corrosive chemicals, radio active substances, which ultimately become part of hospital waste. The advent of disposables in the hospitals has brought in its wake, attendant ills i.e. inappropriate recycling, unauthorized and illegal re-use and increase in the quantum of waste. The issue of improper Hospital Waste Management in India was first highlighted in a writ petition in the Hon’ble Supreme Court; and subsequently, pursuant to the directives of the court, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India notified the Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handlings) Rules on 27th July, 1998; under the provisions of Environment Act 1986. These rules have been framed to regulate the disposal of various categories of Bio-Medical Waste as envisaged therein; so as to ensure the safety of the staff, patients, public and the environment. Our hospital adheres to the above mentioned norms set by the Government of India and takes pride in having one of the best Biomedical waste Management setup, with segregation at source.