Hospital fined Rs 10 lakh over waste

Published: 21st December 2012 08:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2012 08:53 AM   |  A+A-


The BBMP imposed a Rs 10-lakh fine on Mallige Medical Centre here on Thursday for not disposing its bio-medical waste scientifically.

According to a note from the BBMP, it has ordered immediate cancellation of the centre’s trade licence and issued a show-cause notice.

“Based on complaints, the BBMP officials visited the footpath near the Hebbal flyover (opposite Esteem Mall) and discovered that at least one truckload of bio-medical waste was dumped there, including used needles, cotton swabs and blood-soaked bandages. These are infectious and unsafe as many people walk barefoot,” Dr Devaki Umesh, BBMP chief health officer, told Express. “Among the waste, the officials also found receipts of the Mallige Medical Centre,” she added.

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