Foetus at KEM: BMC notice to agency
After complaints that a cat had pulled out a dead human foetus from a room where biomedical waste is stored at King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, Parel, on Tuesday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued a notice to the agency responsible for disposing the waste.
Around 8pm, the hospital staff saw the animal carrying the foetus wrapped in plastic near the staff quarters. They informed the dean who called Bhoiwada police station. “We have sent a notice to the waste collection agency,” said Dr Ashwini Joshi, additional municipal commissioner (health). The hospital’s dean, Dr Hemant Deshmukh, said he would also look into the lapses.
“The anatomical waste has to be incinerated. Hospitals staff have to be more careful in handling such waste as it may spread infections,” said Amar Supate, head of biomedical waste management, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board. Vinod Kamble, senior inspector of Bhoiwada police, confirmed that they have filed a case in the matter
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The owner of a fuel station was gunned down by unidentified car-borne persons in the Holy City colony of Amritsar on Wednesday night. The incident took place at around 10:30pm when Mohan had reached outside his home, after work. As per information, when Mohan reached just outside his house, a Toyota Innova SUV also reached there and the assailants in the car opened fire. Police commissioner Arun Pal confirmed Mohan's death.
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