EC for scientific disposal of bio-medical waste
Srinagar, Aug 13: Committee on Environment (EC) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly headed by MY Tarigami Monday called for putting in place scientific disposal of bio- medical waste in health institutions of J&K.
An official spokesman said the Committee with its members Ashok Khajuria, Sharief-ud- Din Niaz, Javid Mustafa Mir, Advocate Abdul Haq Khan, Muhammad Ashraf Ganai, Abdul Razak Zoura, Sukhnandan Kumar and Chowdhary Sham Lal expressed dismay over the present system in hospitals for disposing bio-medical waste and enjoined upon the concerned authorities to update disposal machinery, wherever necessary so that environment is protected from pollution. The EC decided to constitute a Sub-Committee which will visit Health Institutions of the State to ascertain whether there is adequate system in place for disposal of bio-medical waste.
The Committee sought expert opinion from the concerned officers of Health and Medical Education within 10 days to suggest the measures for the purpose.
Tarigami asked the concerned to adhere strictly to the pollution checking norms in this regard.
The Committee asked the government to transfer the land already identified by the Health Department so that Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facilities (CBMWTF) is installed expeditiously. It also directed the District Development Commissioners of Srinagar and Budgam to come up with the detailed report in this pursuit in its next meeting.
The Committee observed that a committee should be frame in every health institutions of the State to monitor pollution levels in the hospitals.
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