With the rising number of coronavirus cases in the State Capital, biomedical waste generated from people in home isolation has raised serious concern.
Sanitation workers allege hospital has not been providing them PPE kits, N95 masks
An order issued by Additional Chief Secretary Sarada G Muraleedharan on April 5 directing VEOs to draft a comprehensive plan for sanitation and waste treatment programmes.
Retired government employee Geetha Mani is stubborn that no waste ever goes to waste under her watch
The mountains of garbage in the waste transfer station along the Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam Radial Road were causing severe health issues to commuters and residents nearby.
The recently renovated Anhakarathodu is once again being threatened by the unrestricted waste dumping on its banks.
The new system will allow for the GHMC to monitor the efficiency of the collection and transportation system, regularity of its staff and the cleanliness of the GVPs.
As per the government guidelines, hazardous waste has to be disposed of scientifically, without risking the environment and human health.
Although the officials admitted that the roof of the plant had collapsed, they demanded more scientific data on river pollution.
Despite stellar infrastructural growth, waste management has been a roadblock for the city all these years.
Operation Breakthrough was born in 2019, on an election day, when the entire city came to a standstill owing to a flash flood.
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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.
The family which owns the hospital bought the land in Tamil Nadu allegedly to bury their medical waste.