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MANAGEMENT OF BIOMEDICAL WASTE

Salient Features

The Biomedical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998 applies to every occupier of an institution generating, collecting, receiving, storing, transporting, treating, disposing and / or any other form of handling of bio-medical waste. As per the Rule authorization of SPCB is required for handling of bio-medical waste (BMW). It is the duty of the occupier of an institution generating biomedical waste to take all steps to ensure that the biomedical waste is handled without any adverse effect to human health and environment.

All the hospitals have made agreement with the Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facilities (CBMWTF) for the disposal of the biomedical waste. The CBMWTF consists of autoclave, shredder, incinerator and secured land fill facilities. There are 12 CBMWTF in Tamil Nadu out of which 11 are in operation and one is under Construction. They are at Thenmelpakkam village and Kinnar village in Kancheepuram district, Kandipedu village in Vellore district, two facilities at Orattukuppai village in Coimbatore district, Sengipatti village in Thanjavur district, Muthuvayal village in Ramanathapuram district, Coonoor in the Nilgiris district, Pappankulam village in Tirunelveli district, Thangayur village in Salem district, Undurmikidakulam village in Virudhunagar district. The facility proposed at Uthukottai in Tiruvallur District is being established.

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