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Hospital fined Rs 1 lakh for dumping medical waste near lake

Source: Deccan Herald, Date: , 2017

Source: Deccan Herald, Bengaluru, April, 2017 :- The source of the medical waste found next to Alahalli Lake in Anjanapura ward on Monday has been traced to Meridian Medical Centre, Fraser Town, revealed investigations by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB). Board chairman Lakshman told: “A notice has been served to the medical centre and the police have been asked to register a criminal case. The board and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike officials inspected the spot and seized the medical waste.” KSPCB has imposed a penalty of Rs 1 lakh on the hospital for its failure to dispose of medical waste appropriately. “When we examined the waste, we found 10 bills of Meridian Medical Centre littered there. I have written to the health officers of Shivajinagar division to slap a penalty on the centre. The officials will take action,” said a BBMP health officer of Anjanapura.

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