ANANTNAG: Taking Suo Moto cognizance of the allegations that some private hospitals and Clinics are blatantly flouting hazardous biomedical waste disposal norms, an inspection was carried out by the officials of MC Anantnag of all Govt./Private hospitals and laboratory clinics within the jurisdiction of MC Anantnag.
During the inspection, the team found disposal of medical waste in municipal trash bins, while at others, dustbins with proper colour code were found missing.
At some places, the health institutions were not following the bio-medical waste disposal rules and thus putting the lives of people and patients at risk even though most of these hospitals had an agreement with a private waste disposal company. Some of the hazardous bio waste like syringes, surgery gloves and bottles were also finding their way to local trash collectors.
Meanwhile, all the erring hospitals were fined more than 30,000 rupees and were directed to improve their mechanism immediately.
Er. Hilal Ahmad Shah, President Municipal Council Anantnag said that many hospitals and clinics were ignorant about the rules and regulations regarding the biomedical waste disposal.
There was a need to conduct awareness drives for Clinics and hospitals in this regard and that MC Anantnag would soon conduct a workshop in this regard, he added.