THE INDORE bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday asked the MY Hospital administration to submit an action plan for proper running of the incinerator, failing which court would take action.
The hospital administration through government counsel has sought a week’s time from the bench of Justice S C Vyas to submit a time-bound plan for proper functioning of the incinerator and its maintenance. It informed the court that a committee had been formed for construction of effluent treatment plant.
Despite the MHY’s assurance, the court appeared displeased with lackadaisical attitude of State’s largest government hospital to put in place a safe mechanism for disposal of bio-medical waste. The court stressed that the hospital start incinerator at full capacity at the earliest.
MP Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) had filed a petition against the hospital saying that the absence of safe disposal of bio-medical waste (surgically removed body organs, human blood, used syringes etc) was harming the environment and raising risk of infection.
The bio-medical waste is often thrown in open, which attracts stray dogs, cats and rats in hospital compound. For past five years, the hospital took no notice of MPPCB reminders and warnings.