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July , 2014
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Hospitals flouting rules on disposal of bio-med waste

Source: Times of India, Date: July , 2014

The threat of biomedical waste looms large over the Pink City. The healthcare facilities are openly flouting the rules governing handling and storage of bio-medical waste and disposing waste in a manner which is sending carcinogenic gases in the air posing severe health hazards to people living in the vicinity. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India report for the year ending March 31, 2013 highlights the apathy of healthcare facilities in this regard and holds Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB), empowered by the state government for implementation of bio-medical waste rules, and the Common Bio-medical Waste Treatment Facility (CBWTF) responsible.

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