Govt note expresses serious concern over disposal of bio-medical waste in GB Hospital

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, June 11, 2019: In a latest development through serious note, the additional chief secretary to Chief Minister, Kumar Alok expressed his grave concern over the dumping of bio-medical waste including human anatomical waste of GB hospital in the containers of Municipal Corporation, despite it should be sent to incinerator of the hospital.

The official 'note' of the additional chief secretary to the secretary of Health and Family Welfare department, Dr Debasish Basu also said that "this is extremely serious and the hospital staff are indulging  in such gross violation of Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016".

The note of the additional chief secretary issued on June 10th said that "it has come to notice that bio-medical waste, including human anatomical waste from GB Hospital is not being sent to incinerator located inside the hospital but is being dumped in the municipal containers which will lead to spread of infection and diseases". The note also said that it has also been noticed that even injection needles after use, are not being destroyed and are thrown into the containers is the hospital. Which has chances of reuse and may lead to spreading of infectious diseases.

The note also ordered to initiate immediate action on such negligence and immediate inspection by the senior officers of Health department to ensure compliance of Biomedical Waste Management Rules in government hospital as well as private hospitals in the state.

Regarding action on the note of additional chief secretary, when our reporter contacted with a top official of the Health department, he said that he was not aware of any such note, but will consider and would take all necessary steps after receiving such note from government. 


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