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, 2014
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Private firm to treat bio-med wastes

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2014

With the burgeoning amount of medical waste generated from four municipal hospitals, two referral hospitals and 64 urban health centres, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has now given the work of treating the medical waste to a private waste disposal company. Every day these medical centres generate close to 1,100 kg of biomedical waste, which also include human body parts and organs. AMC health committee chairman Shambhu Vataliya said, "Unfortunately, there are just four contractors who are qualified and authorised by the government to incinerate medical waste. We have contracted the job to an agency at the rate of Rs 18 a kg. The agency engaged by the civil hospital charges Rs 21 for treating every kg of biomedical waste."

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