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NGT orders steps against hospitals violating rules

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2016

The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) Southern Bench here has directed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to initiate immediate action, including launching of prosecution against 21 hospitals, after the board found that these hospitals have “committed gross violations” of Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998. According to the report of the TNPCB, 21 hospitals are maintaining records and they do not tally with the quantum of waste maintained. The hospitals are, Apollo Hospitals in Tondiarpet, M/s. Government Peripheral Hospital in Tondiarpet, M/s. Madras ENT Research Foundation Pvt. Ltd. in R.A. Puram and M/s. Brain & Spine Hospital in T. Nagar., M/s. Sooriya Hospital in Saligramam, M/s Rajan Eye Care Hospital in T. Nagar, M/s. Cancer Institute (WIA) in Sardar Patel Road and on East Canal Road, Dr. Ramachandran Diabetes Care (P) Ltd in Guindy, M/s. RG Stone Urology & Laparascopy Hospital in Saidapet, Billroth Hospitals in Shenoy Nagar and in R.A. Puram, Dr. Mehta’s Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. in McNichols Road, Lister Metropolis Lab Research Centre Ltd, M/s. Institute of Social Obsetrics and Government Kasturba Gandhi Hospital For Women and Children and General Hospital in Triplicane, M/s. Voluntary Health Services in Taramani and M/s. Chennai Meenakshi Multi Speciality Hospital Ltd. in Mylapore were also the hospitals on the list. M/s. Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital on Cathedral Road, M/s. Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd. in Alwarpet and M/s. Prashant Fertility Research Centre in Velachery figured on the list.

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