Over 1.60 lakh healthcare facilities in country operating without permissionu

The CPCB said that over 1.60 lakh in the entire country have failed in compliance with BIMWM (bio-medical waste management) rules to get permission without authorisation. The Central Pollution Control Board ( CPCB) told Tuesday the National Green Tribunal.

According to the Green Committee, the Apex Pollution Monitoring Office reported that only 1,111,122 units applied for authorisations, and 1,10,356 HCFs received authorisation in compliance with the BMWM Rules of 2016, according to the annual report submitted by national pollution control commissions.

The study notes that there is no Common Biomedical Abuse Treatment Facility (CBWTF) for catering to care and disposal of biomedical waste in seven countries – Andaman & Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Lakshadweep, Mizoram , Nagaland and Sikkim.

It says that these states handle biomedical waste disposal through existing captive treatment facilities built in health facilities or through deep waste burial.

β€œIn addition, we find it appropriate to require state pollution control boards to check the compliance with CBWTF requirements by explicitly ensuring that there is no unlawful disposal of any biomedical waste by CBWTFs and reporting it to CPCB,” it said.

The green panel directed all the states and union territories which are lacking in compliance to take further steps and give their reports to the CPCB online.Read More in the source