Advertisement

HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014

Hospitals violating PPCB guidelines face action

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Gurdaspur, March 01, 2013
First Published: 19:09 IST(1/3/2013) | Last Updated: 19:11 IST(1/3/2013)

The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has given instructions to doctors regarding proper disposal of biomedical waste.

Advertisement


Addressing a meeting of representatives of 160 hospitals in the district here on Friday, PPCB executive engineer Sandeep Bahl said the PPCB, which initially did not penalise hospitals which were not following PPCB guidelines on the disposal of biomedical waste, would soon take legal action against the erring hospitals.

Bahl said the solid waste of hospitals, if thrown in garbage dumps, could cause irreparable harm to human as well as animal life. "Needles, syringes, empty bottles, cotton and bandages thrown by hospitals in the open carry germs of contagious diseases and spread environmental pollution," he said.

He asked the hospital authorities to send their waste to the medical waste treatment plant at Pangoli in Pathankot district. Indian Medical Association Gurdaspur unit president Dr Ashok Oberoi and district health officer Dr Balwinder Singh Bajwa also addressed the meeting.

Talking to mediapersons, Bahl said about 40 hospitals in the district were violating PPCB guidelines regarding disposal of biomedical waste and the PPCB had taken action against 16 of them. He said all hospitals were supposed to dispose of their biomedical waste within 48 hours.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.hindustantimes.com
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement
more from Amritsar

HC for CBI inquiry in Gurkirat murder case

The Punjab and Haryana high court has asked the Punjab government to “consider” handing over the investigation into the Gurkirat murder case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved