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Medical waste problems raise a stink

Source: The Times of India, Date: August , 2014

serious thought to the issue of properly disposing the medical waste coming from different sources. As of now, the medical waste generated in hospitals in the state are being managed by the Indian medical association goes ecofriendly (IMAGE), the biomedical waste treatment and disposal project of the Indian Medical Association. Around 5,500 hospitals dispose their waste through this collection system, which accounts for 95,000 beds.

But the medical waste generated by the growing number of diabetics who rely on insulin injections, increasing homecare facilities for sick and elderly with illness management at home and sanitary pads usage have not been accounted for, by either the local bodies or the pollution control board officials.

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