NGT Orders Inspection of Bio-Medical Waste Plants in Delhi (Download PDF)

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered inspection of plants which treat waste in the hospitals of the National Capital Delhi. It has ensured proper segregation, collection and disposal of such waste. The tribunal had earlier asked hospitals and clinics to ensure proper collection, segregation and disposal of bio-medical waste.

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Highlights

  • A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar ordered that a joint inspection team of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) will inspect waste plants.
  • A complete and comprehensive report will be submitted about their performances, capacity and results of treating such para-medical wastes.
  • The committee shall submit a report to the tribunal within six weeks.
  • Impact on health: The NGT also directed the team to report about the manner in which bio-medical waste was being handled by hospitals and the situation prevailing in medical institutions adversely affecting human health and environment.

About Bio-medical waste

Bio-medical waste is any solid or liquid waste including its container and any intermediate product generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals or research activities.

Bio Medical waste consists of

  • Human anatomical waste like tissues, organs and body parts
  • Animal wastes generated during research from veterinary hospitals
  • Microbiology and biotechnology wastes
  • Discarded medicines and cytotoxic drugs
  • Liquid waste from any of the infected areas
  • Incineration ash and other chemical wastes
National Green Tribunal, Delhi

National Green Tribunal, Delhi

National Green Tribunal, Delhi

  • It is statutory organisation, was constituted in September, 1974.
  • Functions:
  • Advise the Central Government on any matter concerning prevention and control of water and air pollution and improvement of the quality of air.
  • Plan and cause to be executed a nation-wide program for the prevention, control or abatement of water and air pollution
  • Co-ordinate the activities of the State Board and resolve disputes among them;
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to the State Boards,
  • carry out and sponsor investigation and research relating to problems of water and air pollution, and for their prevention, control or abatement
  • Plan and organize training of persons engaged in programme on the prevention, control or abatement of water and air pollution.
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- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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