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Doctors not keen on biomed waste disposal

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

The city has around 1,500 general practitioners but just 250 of them have been registered with the firm appointed to collect and dispose of the biomedical waste generated in the city. And, the Satara-based firm has threatened to stop the service after May 5 since the doctors have been found reluctant to pay the service charges, According to the biomedical waste (handling and management) rules, 1998, it is compulsory for medical organisations and laboratories to register themselves with the firm appointed for treating the waste and follow the waste disposal procedure."Despite issuing several notices to the medical associations across the city, the general practitioners have failed to get themselves registered with the firm. As per rules, hospitals with five beds and above should get registered with a biomedical waste disposal (BMW) facility.

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