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BIO-MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT

INTRODUCTION

The biomedical waste management policy followed at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana is as per the Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2016, notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India as per the gazette notification dated 28th March 2016. Prior to this notification, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana had been following the Bio-medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules 1998 notified by the same ministry.

DEFINITIONS

  • Hospital waste: refers to all waste, biological or non-biological that is discarded and not intended for further use.
  • Bio-medical waste¬†means any waste, which is generated during the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals or in research activities pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biologicals, including categories mentioned in Schedule I, of the BMW rules, 2016.

SALIENT FEATURES:

The major salient features of BMW Management Rules, 2016 include the following:-

(a) The ambit of the rules has been expanded to include vaccination camps, blood donation camps, surgical camps, or any other healthcare activity;

(b) Phase out the use of chlorinated plastic bags, gloves, and blood bags within two years;

(c) Pre-treatment of the laboratory waste, microbiological waste, blood samples, and blood bags through disinfection or sterilization on-site in the manner as prescribed by WHO or NACO;

(d) Provide training to all its health care workers and immunize all health workers regularly;

(e) Establish a Bar-Code System for bags or containers containing bio-medical waste for disposal;

(f) Report major accidents;

(g) The new rules prescribe more stringent standards for incinerators to reduce the emission of pollutants into the environment;

(h) Existing incinerators to achieve the standards for retention time in secondary chamber and Dioxin and Furans within two years;

(i) Bio-medical waste has been classified into 4 categories instead of 10 to improve the segregation of waste at source;

(j) Procedure to get authorization simplified. Automatic authorization for bedded hospitals. The validity of authorization synchronized with the validity of consent orders for Bedded HCFs. One-time Authorization for Non-bedded HCFs;

(k) No occupier shall establish an on-site treatment and disposal facility if a service of `a common bio-medical waste treatment facility is available at a distance of seventy-five kilometers.

(l) Operator of a common bio-medical waste treatment and disposal facility to ensure the timely collection of bio-medical waste from the HCFs and assist the HCFs in the conduct of training.

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The following are the Annual BioMedical Waste Management Reports for Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana

CMCL Annual BioMedical Waste Management Report 2021

The following are the Annual BioMedical Waste Management Reports for Christian Dental College and Hospital, Ludhiana

CDC Annual BioMedical Waste Management Report 2021

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