fifth of hospitals and healthcare facilities operating in state capital are
neither properly disposing of bio-medical waste nor are running with valid
authorization. Bio-medical waste from these centres are dumped into Upper Lake
either through public sewer lines or in the form of municipal solid waste.
However, MP Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) is yet to serve notices to
violating hospitals and nursing homes. MPPCB filed the above reply before
National Green Tribunal (NGT) central zone bench in an ongoing petition on
Upper Lake. In their reply PCB officials stated out of 318 hospitals or
healthcare facilities operating within limits of Bhopal Municipal Corporation
(BMC), only 251 hospitals or healthcare facilities were found complying with
the Biomedical Waste Rules. Rest 67 were either partially complying with norms
or running without any valid authorization.