Bio-Medical Waste means any waste, which is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunisation of human beings or animals or research activities pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biological or in health camps etc.,
The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India notified the Bio-Medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998 on 20.07.1998 under Environment (Protection) Act,1986. To implement these rules more effectively and to improve the collection, segregation, processing, treatment and disposal of these bio-medical wastes in an environment sound management thereby, reducing the bio-medical waste generation and its impact on the environment MOEF & CC notified “Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules,2016” in G.S.R NO 343(E), dated 28th March,2016 suppressing the earlier Rules.
As per the Bio-medical Waste rules, it shall be the duty of every occupier of HCF (Health Care Facility) & operator of CBMWTF (Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility) to take all the steps to ensure that the Bio-Medical waste is properly handled and disposed without any adverse effect to human health and the environment.
As per Rule 10, every occupier or operator handling Bio-Medical waste, irrespective of the quantity shall make an application in Form II to the prescribed authority (i.e. APPCB).
Presently there are 11 Common Bio Medical Waste Treatment Facilities(CBMWTF) in operation in the state. Every occupier of HCF is required to became member of respective CBMWTF for disposal of Bio-Medical Waste.
Occupiers of non-complying institutions are liable for prosecution under the provisions of Environmental Protection Act and Rules.
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Mr. K. Venkateswara Rao,
Joint Chief Environmental Engineer
Mobile no: 9866776750
Mr. A. Subba Rao,
Senior Environmental Engineer
Mobile no: 9177301454