The decision follows seizure of about 75 tonnes of medical waste Source: The Times of India, New Delhi, Date: March , 2009
The Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) is firming up plans to implement a technology-based reporting system for gathering information of medical waste generated by hospitals and clinics across the state. The decision follows seizure of about 75 tonnes of medical waste from 25 big and small warehouses in Ahmedabad by the city's civic authorities during the past four days.The official said the government and privately-run hospitals and clinics would be covered in the second phase of the project. The system to track medical waste is expected to be ready and functional in the next five weeks, he added. Meanwhile, the pollution control board has asked the the municipal corporation's health department to start closing down the clinics found guilty of dumping medical waste in the open after providing a week's notice. So far, 15 private clinics in Ahmedabad have been closed down.