Waste not ours, says hospital

Published: 21st December 2012 09:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2012 09:58 AM   |  A+A-

N Ramesh, administrator, Mallige Medical Centre, said the biomedical waste found on the footpath was not from their hospital.

“Our centre produces 50 kg biomedical waste per day and we have tied up with Sembramky and pay Rs 10,000 per month. The regular non-biomedical waste is also disposed of through a private contractor,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dr Devaki Umesh, BBMP’s chief health officer, said they have sought an explanation from the hospital for not disposing of its biomedical waste scientifically as per Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998, as well as Section 76 of the Karnataka Municipal Corporation (KMC) Act. “We have issued a notice directing them to close their outpatient services too. But the emergency service will not be affected,” she said.

As per Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998, hospitals must segregate biomedical waste and it should be handed over to companies authorised to treat biomedical waste.

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp