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NGT issues order for strict adherence to biomedical waste rules in Jhunjhunu, Raj

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered the municipal corporation of Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan to make sure that biomedical waste

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered the municipal corporation of Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan to make sure that biomedical waste is disposed of properly and that no environmental rules are broken.

In Jhunjhunu, steps have been taken and an agreement has been signed to develop a common site for treating biomedical waste. The court has asked for this matter to be sped up.

The Rajasthan Pollution Control Board has been told to regularly check that the Biomedical Waste Management Rules, 2016 are being followed in the state. If any rules are broken, the NGT order says that legal action should be taken and fines should be imposed.

A joint committee has recommended the formation of a Biomedical Waste Management (BMW) committee at all primary health centres, community health centres, sub-district hospitals, district hospitals, and private healthcare facilities. The details of this committee will be shared with the Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO) and the Rajasthan Pollution Control Board.

The BMW committee will address any issues related to the treatment, transportation, and collection of biomedical waste from the Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility (CBWTF), specifically M/s Instromedix India Private Limited. The committee will ensure that all healthcare facilities follow the collection and segregation rules as per the BMW Rules 2016 and its subsequent amendments.

The complaint about the rules not being followed in the districts of Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Neem Ka Thana was made by the Jan Jagrukta Sewa Sansthan Rajasthan, Sikar. They said that private hospitals were throwing medical waste into the regular trash, which could spread serious diseases and harm people’s health.

A report by a joint committee suggested that a committee should be set up at all primary health centres, community health centres, district hospitals and private healthcare facilities to manage biomedical waste.

The committee should report any problems with the treatment, transportation and collection of biomedical waste to the chief medical health officer (CMHO) and the Rajasthan Pollution Control Board. The report also said that all healthcare facilities should follow the rules for collecting and separating biomedical waste.

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