AMENDED Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules

Underlining the effort to protect the environment and human health from infectious bio-medical waste, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has AMENDED Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 Rules. Under the Amended rules –

Every hospital, nursing home and medical institution generating biomedical waste shall pre-treat the laboratory waste, microbiological waste, blood samples, and blood bags through disinfection or sterilization on-site in the manner as prescribed by the World Health Organization (WHO) or guidelines on safe management of wastes from health care activities and WHO Blue Book 2014.