bio-medical waste handling problems -- any suggestions?
- "Any generator of bio-medical waste which includes a hospital, nursing home, clinic, dispensary, veterinary institution, animal house, pathological laboratory, blood bank is responsible for:i) treatment and disposal of the bio-medical wasteii) segregation, packaging, transportation and storage of the bio-medical wasteby itself or ensure the treatment of waste at a common waste treatment facility."Mah Pollution Control Board is the responsible agency to ensure this.but it's not working smoothly,e.g. the transporter was caught by a BMC vigilance team while disposing used syringes, etc.e.g. BMC is not responsible for non-BMC generators of bio-medical waste, and so these others are not in anyone's scanner in an effective wayEven if common bio-medical waste collection and treatment facilities are set-up at, say, 4 locations, at around Rs. 25 crores each, it may not solve the problem unless systems are evolved properly.Any suggestions how NGOs / Citizen Groups should be involved?Any idea if lists of the generators mentioned above exist with MPCB, MCGM, or their respective associations?regardsVinay