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Ensure Bio-Medical Waste Is Disposed Of In A Manner Prescribed Under Bio Medical Waste Management Rules & Guidelines: Bombay HC Tells State, Corporation & MPCB

While hearing a PIL seeking directions to stop sumping of bio-medical waste at Adharwadi dumping ground in Kalyan, the Bombay High Court directed the State, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation and the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to ensure that the bio medical waste generated from hospitals treating patients infected by Covid-19 is disposed of in accordance with Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 and guidelines framed by Central Pollution Control Board on June 10, 2020. Division bench of Chief Justice Diopankar Datta and Justice Madhav Jamdar was hearing a PIL filed by one Kishor Sohoni. Court also directed MPCB to take strictest possible action against those individuals/agencies who breach the manner of disposal of such waste as required by the aforesaid ruled and CPCB’s Guidelines For Handling, Treatment and Disposal of Waste Generated during Treatment/Diagnosis/Quarantine of Covid-19 Patients.

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