Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules for Protection of Human Health (Important) (Download PDF)

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Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 was amended by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. Amendment Rules shall come into force Bio-Medical Waste management Rules, 2018.

Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

Aims of New Rules

  • Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 are amended for protection of environment & human health from infectious bio-medical waste.

  • Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 are amended to improve compliance & strengthen implementation of environmentally sound management of biomedical waste in India.

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Image of Segregation of Hospital Bio-medical Waste

Image of Segregation of hospital bio-medical waste

Salient Features of Bio-Medical Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2018 Are as Follows:

  • Bio-medical waste generators will have to phase out chlorinated plastic bags & gloves by March 27, 2019. Blood bags are exempted for phase-out, as per the amended BMW rules, 2018.

  • All healthcare facilities shall make available the annual report on its website within a period of two years from the date of publication of Amended Rules 2018.

  • Operators of common bio-medical waste treatment and disposal facilities shall establish bar coding and global positioning system for handling of bio-medical waste in accordance with guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board by March 27, 2019.

  • The State Pollution Control Boards have to compile, review and analyse the information received and send information to the Central Pollution Control Board in a new Form, which seeks detailed information regarding district-wise bio-medical waste generation, information on Health Care Facilities having captive treatment facilities, information on common bio-medical waste treatment and disposal facilities.

  • Every occupier, i. e. a person having administrative control over the institution and the premises generating biomedical waste shall pre-treat the laboratory waste, microbiological waste, blood samples, and blood bags thru disinfection or sterilization on-site in the manner as prescribed by the WHO or guidelines on safe management of wastes from health care activities and WHO Blue Book 2014 and then sent to the Common bio-medical waste treatment facility for final disposal.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 7, 2018

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