BIO-MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT RULES, 2016
Following is the list of Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016
The coverage has increased for pretreatment of lab waste, blood samples, etc. in the new system which will help the Clean India Mission.
According to the rule, biomedical waste should not be mixed with municipal waste or other waste so its scientific disposal should be done through the segregation, collection and treatment in an environment friendly manner which minimize the adverse effect on the health of workers as well as on the environment.
For the proper disposal of bio-medical waste, hospitals need to set up an effective management system for common biomedical waste treatment and disposal.
The responsibilities of the Central Government, State Government, Local Authority, waste generator, treatment and disposal facility provider assigned in the rules.
Bio-medical waste (management and handling) rules, 1998 prescribed that there should be a Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility (CBWTF) at every 150 kms in the country.
CBWTFs have been set up and are functioning in cities and towns. However, establishment of functional CBWTF throughout the country must be ensured.