MANAGEMENT OF BIOMEDICAL
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.