Managing medical waste to be hard task

As Gurgaon emerges as the hub of quality healthcare services, it is likely to face a formidable problem of managing medical waste by 2020.

india Updated: Feb 21, 2012 02:11 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

As Gurgaon emerges as the hub of quality healthcare services, it is likely to face a formidable problem of managing medical waste by 2020.

This was announced by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) here on Monday.

Though hospitals such as Medanta-The Medicity, Artemis, Max, Paras, Columbia Asia etc have their own independent medical waste management system, many nursing homes and primary health centres still lacked facilities for managing medical waste.

“Waste management is an integral part of a national healthcare system,” said ASSOCHAM secretary general DS Rawat.

First Published: Feb 21, 2012 02:10 IST