Thanks to necessary awareness, most people are wearing masks now, but the issue before the waste handling agencies is regarding categorisation of used and thrown masks and their disposal.
Heaps of biomedical waste was found dumped near Retteri lake on Sunday.
The stench emanating from unattended heaps of biomedical waste and garbage is also creating an unpleasant situation at the hospital.
Speaking to The New Indian Express, Thiruporur’s VCK MLA SS Balaji said he would raise this issue with the Environment Minister and find a solution for it
Many sought the Corporation to come up with some system for ensuring the safe disposal of face masks.
The five states that generated about 50 per cent of this waste include Kerala, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi and Karnataka.
Pvt hospitals responsible for safe disposal, meeting in this regard will be held with them shortly: CMOH
City-based NGO to quantify the amount of biomedical waste being generated post Covid
It said the COVID-19 biomedical waste generated per day in May was 46 per cent more than in April when 1.39 lakh kg of such waste was produced daily.
They say Covid hospitals run by govt, CCCs yet to make payments
Sources said that with surge in cases, the amount of biomedical waste discharge from houses has increased significantly in the last couple of weeks.
With the rising number of coronavirus cases in the State Capital, biomedical waste generated from people in home isolation has raised serious concern.
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Even as Covid-19 cases are escalating across the State, government and private hospitals in the district are not disposing of biomedical waste properly.
An incident of landfilling of huge piles of biomedical waste at an open space of the Medical College hospital was brought to the board’s notice recently.