The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has issued notice to 22 private hospitals for allegedly not getting authorisation for the generation and disposal of bio-medical waste under Bio-Medical Waste Rules-2016.
The HSPCB has sought reply in 15 days. Action will be initiated if they fail to reply.
As per the rules, all hospitals have to get authorisation for generating bio-medical waste and also for its disposal. These hospitals had collaboration with a company which disposes of the waste of these hospitals, but they did not get any authorisation from the pollution control board.“We have issued notice to 22 private hospitals for not obtaining authorisation from the HSPCB under Bio-Medical Waste Rules-2016,” said K Arora, area engineer of HSPCB. For this authorisation, the hospital has to apply online on the website of HSPCB and has to keep four differently coloured dustbins for the proper segregation of the bio-medical waste.
The hospitals have to maintain a record daily as to how much bio-medical waste they have generated and they have to take its receiving from the waste-disposal agency employee after the bio-medical waste is lifted. The hospitals have to submit an annual report to the HSPCB related to the waste, Arora said.
To apply online
- For authorisation, the hospital has to apply online on the website of HSPCB.
- It has to keep four differently coloured dustbins for the proper segregation of the bio-medical waste.
- The hospital has to maintain a daily record as to how much bio-medical waste it has generated.
- It has to submit an annual report to the HSPCB related to the waste. – Tribune India