Odisha State Pollution Control Board fails waste segregation test
Source: The Times of India, Date: August , 2014
A recent survey by Odisha State Pollution Control Board
(OSPCB) found SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, flouting norms by not
segregating biomedical waste despite repeated reminders. If not segregated
(different kinds of waste kept in different containers for disposal),
biomedical waste can generate toxic chemicals, which pollute the environment.
According to Bio-medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011, cotton,
needles and body parts should be dumped in separate containers at the primary
level (patient wards).