Tribune News Service
New Delhi, June 1
Environment Minister Imran Hussain today directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take strict action against a private biomedical waste management facility at Karnal Road for violations of the Biomedical Waste Management Rules, 2016.
During a site inspection, Hussain, who was accompanied by senior officers of the DPCC, noticed serious violations and expressed concerns over non-compliance of the prescribed norms by Biotic Waste Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a common biomedical waste management treatment facility at Small Scale Industry Area, GT Karnal Road.
Such violations pose a serious risk to the health and safety of people in the city, he said.
“Serious violations of rules were found in collection, handling, disposal and management of biomedical waste by the facility owner by the minister and the DPCC officers,” said an official.
The handling of biomedical waste coming from hospitals, dispensaries, laboratories, animal houses, veterinary institutions, blood banks etc. requires a lot of caution as guided by the prescribed rules.
The Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 have been superseded by Biomedical Waste Management Rules, 2016 which came into force on March 28, last year.
These rules are aimed at improving collection, segregation, processing, treatment and disposal of biomedical wastes in an environment-friendly way.
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