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Min stresses on scientific disposal of biomedical waste

Source: The Pioneer, Date: , 2016

New Delhi, Nov 10, 2016 : Inaugurating a workshop on "compliance of Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2016" organised by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Environment Minister Imran Hussain said biomedical waste comprises† human and animal anatomical waste, treatment apparatus like needles, syringes and other materials used in the process of treatment and research."This waste is generated during diagnosis, treatment or immunisation in various kinds of health care facilities. It was also observed that though entire biomedical waste is not hazardous, but due to lack of segregation of the hazardous and non-hazardous waste, it tends to make the entire waste hazardous, which is not desirable for public health and environment," said Hussain† and emphasised on† the need for scientific disposal of biomedical waste as per the new norms, through segregation, collection and treatment in an environmentally-sound manner "so that adverse impact on health workers and on the environment could be reduced to a great extent."The Minister expressed confidence over the new biomedical waste management rules that "will change the way, various health care facilities will handle the bio-medical waste."

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