BioMedical Waste Managment

Managment of Biomedical Waste

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India has notified the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016. As per the rules, bio-medical waste means any waste, which is generated during diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals or research activities pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biological or in health camps. The bio-medical waste generator and the operator of the common bio-medical waste treatment and disposal facility (CBMWTF) shall be responsible for safe handling and disposal of the bio-medical waste. The State Government of Health shall ensure for implementation of the rule in all health care facilities.

SPCB shall issue authorization to the health care facilities and CBMWTF. It shall monitor the compliance of various provisions of the rules. TNPCB has so far authorized 6261 Private and Government hospitals in the State under the rules. All these hospitals have made agreement with the CBMWTF for the collection, transport, treatment and scientific disposal of the biomedical waste. The CBMWTF consists of autoclave, shredder, incinerator and secured land fill facilities. In Tamil Nadu, 11 CBMWTF are under operation. On an average, daily 43 Tonnes of bio-medical waste is handled by these facilities. There are 3 such facilities in the districts of Tiruvallur, Cuddalore and Tiruppur are under establishment.

List of common bio-medical waste treatment facility under operation in Tamil Nadu

Sl.No Name and address of the facility Regions covered Capacity kg/day
1 M/s. G. J. Multiclave (India) Pvt Ltd., Thenmelpakkam, Chengalpattu Taluk, Kancheepuram District. Part of Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur Dt. 6160
2 M/s. Tamilnadu Waste Management Ltd., Kinnar village, Maduranthakam Taluk, Kancheepuram District. Chennai (North), Part of Kancheepuram Dt, Tiruvallur Dt, Cuddalore Dt, Villupuram Dt. 6660
3 M/s. Medicare Enviro Systems, Sengipatti, Thanjavur Taluk, Thanjavur District. Thanjavur Dt, Thiruvarur Dt, Trichy Dt, Nagapattinam Dt, Karaikal, Pudukottai Dt, Perambalur Dt, Ariyalur Dt, Sivagangai Dt. 1800
4 M/s. Ken Bio Links Private Limited, Kandipedu, Katpadi Taluk, Vellore District. Vellore Dt, Vaniyambadi, Thiruvannamalai Dt. 7660
5 M/s. Society for Bio Medical Waste Management, Coonoor , The Niligiris Distict. Nilgiris Dt. 766
6 M/s. Neat and Clean Service Squad, Muthuvayal, Ramanathapuram District. Ramanathapuram Dt. 21
7 M/s. Ramkey Energy and Enviornment Ltd, Thangayur, Salem District. Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Dharmapurai, Krishnagiri, Karur 1500
8 M/s. Techno Therm Industries, Orattukuppai, Coimbatore District. Coimbatore, Pollachi, Udumalpet, Mettupalayam, Tiruppur, Sathyamangalam. 2500
9 M/s. Kovai Bio Waste Management Pvt Ltd., Orattukuppai, Coimbatore District. Coimbatore, Nilgiris. 1450
10 M/s. Ramkey Energy and Environment Ltd., Undurmikidakulam, Virudhunagar District. Madurai Dt, Virudunagar Dt, Dindigul Dt, Theni Dt & Ramanathapuram Dt. 4000
11 M/s. Aseptic System Bio Medical Waste Management Co., Pappankulam, Tirunelveli District. Tirunelveli Dt, Thoothukudi Dt, Kanniyakumari Dt. 1650