The authorities of the Rajindra medical hospital courted a controversy for one more time as they were found throwing bio-medical waste in the open within the hospital premises instead of the managing it scientifically.
The Paryavaran Welfare Society, which has been voluntarily taking up the cause of cleaning the hospital, has found unused blood bags, used injections, syringes, medical gloves and other waste dumped right behind the gynaecology department of the hospital.
The throwing of medical waste in the open is hazardous for the health of patients and their attendants.
Society president Rajnish Kumar said despite getting funds worth crores of rupees ,the hospital authorities had completely failed to take a serious note of managing bio-medical waste in a scientific manner. This was a serious health hazard too
Dr Jatinder Kansal, a medical officer in charge of bio-medical waste, said the hospital was generating around one quintal of waste everyday and it was being disposed off in accordance of the Punjab Pollution Control Board norms.
“We have already initiated an inquiry in this regard and appropriate action will be taken against the defaulters”, he said.