PCB takes 97 hospitals to task

HYDERABAD: As many as 97 health care establishments with more than 100 beds and operating in violation of the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules in the districts of Hyderabad,  Rangareddy

Published: 19th February 2012 03:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:58 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: As many as 97 health care establishments with more than 100 beds and operating in violation of the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules in the districts of Hyderabad,  Rangareddy, Warangal and Karimnagar have been directed to submit bank guarantee for their compliance within a week.

AP Pollution Control Board member-secretary Dana Kishore held a legal hearing along with the task force committee here on Saturday to review the environmental performance of the hospitals. It was attended by the representatives of over 100 hospitals.

Hospitals operating without valid authorisation were directed to apply for authorisation within a week and those without consent for operation as required under Water Act to apply within 15 days. They are directed to construct full-fledged sewage treatment plants within six months and ensure proper segregation of bio-medical waste along with timely disposal of waste.

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