Chandigarh Punjab pollution control board (PPCB) has slapped notices on 54 government and private hospitals for violation of various norms for managing and handling bio-medical waste. Teams of the nodal agency conducted raids throughout the state and found that a large number of hospitals have been violating pollution control norms. KS Pannu, chairman of the Board told FE that

Patiala: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) conducted surprise checks at 108 hospitals and health-care facilities across the state yesterday evening to check violations of the Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998.

During checking which continued till late in the evening, eight government hospitals and 12 private hospitals were found violating various provisions of BMW

COIMBATORE: Residents of localities near the Employees State Insurance Corporation hospital on Kamarajar Road, Singanallur, are troubled by smoke coming out of the waste being burnt at the hospital.

S. Chandrasekar, an activist who works in the area, said for the past four months waste was being burnt at regular intervals at the hospital.

Sandeep Moudgal, Bangalore, Dec 14, DHNS:

Acting on the Lok Adalat directions, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has issued notices to as many as 749 healthcare units in the City for not complying with the Bio Medical Waste Rules, 1998.

These units have also reportedly failed to produce the no objection certificate (NOC) from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB).

The State government will soon start the process of setting up trade zones to conduct the business of buying, selling and processing of recyclable waste including scrap.

Priscilla Jebaraj

NEW DELHI: Half the bio-medical waste generated in the country's hospitals is just dumped with municipal garbage, without any special treatment, according to a recent study evaluating the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). In fact, almost 15,000 hospitals have been served show cause notices as defaulters for not following waste management rules.

Rules to govern medical waste largely ignore radioactive matter; agencies pass the buck

Acute shortage of technical staff in the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) prevents it from closely monitoring hospitals in the City to check if they adhere to different environmental norms, according to a top official.

The regulatory body, DPCC, disclosed the status of 10 major hospitals in the city

Applications for authorisation from Apollo, Ortho Nova and Hindu Rao under consideration

DPCC issues public notices for proper management of bio-medical waste