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IMA meets Javadekar over biomedical waste rules

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IMA delegation presenting memorandum to Prakash Javadekar

 BS RAWAT
NEW DELHI :  An Indian Medical Association (IMA) delegation led by National President Dr. Santanu Sen met Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in Parliament over Biomedical Waste Rules and Amendments.

The delegation gave the minister a presentation about adverse effects of Biomedical Waste Rules and Amendments.

IMA delegation also had a detailed meeting with Member Secretary of Central Pollution Control Board of India.

There will be a joint meeting of IMA with Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) soon to formulate the solutions to all issues regarding BMW and Liquid Waste Management, said Dr. Santanu  Sen.

On April 11, 2019, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee issued an ultimatum to all non-bedded health care facilities in the city to obtain authorization under Bio-medical Waste Management Rules 2016 or face closure.

Even though the Union environment ministry had last year extended the deadline for compliance with the new rules for handling biomedical waste, 2019, Delhi government hospitals and dispensaries are yet to get the mandated barcoding for tracking such waste.

The delegation included  IMA Secretary General Dr. R. V. Asokan,  IMA HBI Chairman Dr. V. K. Monga, HBI National Secretary Dr. Jayesh Lele with IMA National Working Group comprising of Dr. Jayakrishna, Dr. Anil Mahajan, Dr. Sharafudheen, Dr. Rajender Sharma, Dr. Mangesh Pate and  Dr. Prashant Chaudhari.


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