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August , 2015
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Hospital waste rots in the open, lakhs at risk

Source: The Times of India, Date: August , 2015

Strict protocol laid down for handling and disposal of biomedical waste has gone for a toss in the city and some districts, particularly Howrah and Haldia. The way hospitals, nursing homes and pathological labs are disposing of toxic waste has exposed lakhs to infection and water contamination. A TOI survey revealed infectious waste is being packed in ordinary plastic bags, transported in open trucks and dumped in compounds at Howrah's Belgachia. Not only does this cause littering along the route that risks spreading of deadly germs, their exposure to elements leads to leeching. Heavy rain this year has triggered fears of contamination as well.

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