Bandipora hospital ‘dumps’ biomedical waste on rivulet bank
Bandipora, Mar 9: Flouting the norms, the employees of District Hospital Bandipora have allegedly dumped huge quantity of biomedical waste on the banks of a rivulet Jinder Kol here.
According to the locals, the hospital despite having a proper waste management system, allegedly disposed of the waste on the bank.
“The dumping of syringes, plaster and infected glows is a cause of serious concern as they can be misused,” a local said adding that rag pickers had been seeing picking up the waste material from the spot.
Concerned over the dumping of waste in open space, people urged the administration and the civic body to remove it immediately. “The healthcare institutions should be instructed to strictly follow the guidelines for the safe disposal of bio-medical waste,” they demanded.
As per the government rules, it is mandatory for hospitals to ensure that bio-medical waste is disposed of properly.
When contacted, Chief Medical Officer Bandipora was not available for the comment.
Block Medical Officer, Dr Bashir Ahmed Malik, when contacted said the act was intolerable. “We are properly disposing the waste and I will look into the matter.”
“I will also seek explanation from the concerned sanitary official, who has the responsibility of supervising the employees disposing off the waste,” Malik said.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 Mar 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 Mar 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 10 Mar 2011 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM KASHMIR
- SHORTAGE OF SECURITY STAFF HITS KASHMIR RAIL
- HC issues notice to Government on Naeem’s petition
- Physically challenged seek protection against PSA
- Rafiabad youth goes missing
- Police form SIT to trace attackers
- Bandipora hospital ‘dumps’ biomedical waste on rivulet bank
- Court sentences smugglers to 3 month jail
- Litigation exclusion challenge to justice delivery system: HC
- Perpetrators of crime against women at large: Tramboo
- Special tribunal without members; people face hardships
- Prof Punjabi releases book
- DIET holds workshop
- IGNOU revises exam fee
- MCEA appeal CM
Srinagar, Mar 9: The shortage of security staff that mans the 119 kilometre long railway track from south Kashmir’s Qazigund area to north Kashmir’s Baramulla district has taken toll on railway network More
- Srinagar City
‘Loves Gushtaba, Aloo Bukhara most’
Srinagar, Mar 9: After being mesmerized by the beauty and grandeur of Kashmir, internationally famed music director and Academy Award winner, Allah Rakha Rahman was bowled over by the traditional Wazwan More
Jammu, Mar 9: Minister for Health, Sham Lal Sharma on Wednesday admitted in the Legislative Assembly that 400 health centres in the state were operating through “internal adjustment” with adhocism adversely More
Srinagar, Mar 9: A youth, Ejaz Ahmed Mir son of Ghulam Nabi Mir of Handwara, who went missing from north Kashmir’s Handwara town on Tuesday was found in moribund condition on Wednesday evening, sources More
Discussions on budget continue
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Mar 9: Ch. Muhammad Ramzan termed the budget as people friendly and expressed thanks to the central leadership for liberal funding to the State for development. He said key sectors like Agriculture More