Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 - Schedule I

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SCHEDULE I

(See Rule 5)

CATEGORIES OF BIO-MEDICAL WASTE

(human tissues, organs, body parts)

Animal Waste

Microbiology and Biotechnology Waste

(needles, syringes, scalpels, blades, glass, etc. that may cause puncture and cuts. This includes both used and unused sharps)

@@ Chemicals treatment using at least 1% hypochlorite solution or any other equivalent chemical reagent. It must be ensured that chemical treatment ensures disinfection.

## Multilation/shredding must be such so as to prevent unauthorised reuse.

@ There will be no chemical pretreatment before incineration. Chlorinated plastics shall not be incinerated.

* Deep burial shall be an option available only in towns with population less than five lakhs and in rural areas.

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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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