Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Balbir Singh Vs. The Chairman, IHBAS & Others dated 18/01/2018 regarding biomedical waste management by the Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences, Delhi.

NGT directs the Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences, Delhi to communicate to the Central Pollution Control Board all particulars of the microwave waste treatment unit to be installed within a week and seek its advice of the said treatment unit and install and commission the unit within next one month.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajiv Narayan & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 15/01/2018 regarding generation of hazardous waste and its disposal. The Court had asked for filing of an independent application in relation to management of bio-medical hazardous waste in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand and NCT of Delhi. Notice issued to State of Uttarakhand and NCT of Delhi why they have not given the answers to the queries made to them vide order dated 29-08- 2017.

Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) is likely to generate about 1,50,000 metric tonnes (MT) of e-waste per annum by 2020 from the current level of 85,000 metric tonnes, according to industry body A

It is contended that the plant is coming near the ecologically important Myristica swamps.

Chandigarh: The incinerator at the PGIMER had long outlived its lifespan of 10 years. The 19-year-old incinerator therefore keeps conking out thereby piling up the biomedical waste.

Patient safety is a fundamental element of health care and is defined as a freedom for a patient from unnecessary harm or potential harm associated with provision of health care. Patient safety represents one of quality of care dimensions alongside accessibility, acceptability, effectiveness, efficiency and people-centeredness.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of M/s. Puducherry Environment Protection Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/08/2017 regarding bio-medical waste treatment facilities of nursing homes and hospitals in Puducherry. The Puducherry Pollution Control Committee shall take appropriate action in accordance with law if the directions are not complied and shall submit a report before
the Tribunal on the details of the action taken.

The enforcement of bio-medical waste management (BMW) rules in municipal corporations in Maharashtra was found to be inadequate in the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General 2016. The CAG audited 22 health care establishments between 2011 and 2016. Five HCEs at Nashik and Mumbai did not segregate BMWs as per the rules.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subrato Mookherjee Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 17/07/2017 regarding bio-medical waste management of hospitals in Kolkata, West Bengal.

NGT grants the erring hospitals a final opportunity to comply with the pollution norms as recommended by the State PCB within three months. This shall include obtaining authorisations, consents to operate and completion of ETPS.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Kommana Lakshmi Bala Ganeswara Rao Vs State of Andhra Pradesh dated 05/07/2017.

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