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BRD Medical College Fined for 'Serious Violations' of Waste Management Rules

The UP team of NGT visited BRD College and found Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 being "seriously violated" as heaps of indisposed medical waste were causing air and land pollution with foul smell emanating from them.

Gorakhpur: National Green (NGT) has slapped a fine of Rs 5 crores on in for failing to ensure proper disposal of medical waste, said sources in the Control Board (PCB) office here. As per a senior in the PCB office, a team of NGT had visited the medical college in November and subsequently asked the college to pay Rs 5 crore fine.

The regional officer of Control Board Ghanshyam Kumar, when contacted, confirmed the visit of the NGT team which also made certain recommendations to the board on the basis of its report.

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“The board is analysing the report but no letter has reached us for compliance of the fine,” Kumar pointed out. BRD principal Ganesh Kumar, however, refused to comment saying he would be in a position to respond only after consultation with legal cell of the college. As per a senior in the PCB office, a team of NGT had visited the medical college in November and subsequently asked the college to pay Rs 5 crore fine.

The team found the medical of the college was not being disposed properly, with the being dumped and burnt in the campus, said the who did not want to be identified.

In November, the Uttar Pradesh (UP) team of NGT visited and found Medical Management Rules, 2016 being “seriously violated” by the college as heaps of undisposed medical waste were causing air and land with foul smell emanating from them, even as no arrangements were made to put separate dustbins to dispose four types of bio-medical waste which included, infectious waste obtained from HIV, TB, and cancer patients, the pointed out.

The regional officer of Control Board Ghanshyam Kumar, when contacted, confirmed the visit of the NGT team which also made certain recommendations to the board on the basis of its report.

“The board is analysing the report but no letter has reached us for compliance of the fine,” Kumar pointed out. BRD principal Ganesh Kumar, however, refused to comment saying he would be in a position to respond only after consultation with legal cell of the college. faces huge load of patients from districts of east UP, west and even 

(PTI)

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