Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 - Advisory Committee

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9. ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Government of every State/Union Territory shall constitute an advisory committee. The committee will include experts in the field of medical and health, animal husbandry and veterinary sciences, environmental management, municipal administration, and any other related department or organisation including non-governmental organisations. The State Pollution Control Board/Pollution Control Committee shall be represented. As and when required, the committee shall advise the Government of the State/Union Territory and the prescribed authority about matters related to the implementation of these rules.

10. ANNUAL REPORT

Every occupier/operator shall submit an annual report to the prescribed authority in Form 11 by 31 January every year, to include information about the categories and quantities of bio-medical wastes handled during the preceding year. The prescribed authority shall send this information in a compiled form to the Central Pollution Control Board by 31 March every year.

11. MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS

(1) Every authorised person shall maintain records related to the generation, collection, reception, storage, transporation, treatment, disposal and/or any form of handling of bio-medical waste in accordance with these rules and any guidelines issued.

(2) All records shall be subject to inspection and verification by the prescribed authority at any time.

12. ACCIDENT REPORTING

When any accident occurs at any institution or facility or any other site where bio-medical waste is handled or during transportation of such waste, the authorised person shall report the accident in Form Ill to the prescribed authority forthwith.

13. APPEAL

Any person aggrieved by an order made by the prescribed authority under these rules may, within thirty days from the date on which the order is communicated to him, prefer an appeal to such authority as the Government of State/Union Territory may think fit to constitute :

Provided that the authority may entertain the appeal after the expiry of the said period of thirty days if it is satisfied that the appellant was prevented by sufficient cause from filing the appeal in time.

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drnilesh18sanap 

can you please guide me where should i approach in case of practising at interior place with no local authority support....what should i do in tht case?

drvardhini 

Is each hospital or clinic stick to these rules? Is the public protected? Each hospital or clinic must have the yearly inspection certificate duly signed by the officer incharge of bio-waste management. violation must lead to closure of that hospital or clinic.

pramodreddy 

If the waste collection and treatment is to be handled by a private institution, then what are the rules or procedures to be followed including acquiring of land (how should the surroundings be)

Drameetsoni 

Is it compulsary to keep the bio waste in freezers at the place of generation if the bio waste is taken from there to the disposal facility on daily bases?
If required tostore for more than 48 hours than what is the optimum tempreture at which it should be stored?
What is the optional treatment for needles and sharps to follw in stead of cutting or burning?

prava 

i m a student of hospital managent so its really important for me to know everything regarding this and i have also seen that nowdays hospitals r getting really srious regarding this.

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