Bihar PCB warns 1800 health facilities for flouting BMW Rules

Accumulation of biomedical in a hospital basement (For representational purpose only)

The Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) has said that it will issue closure notices to 1800 healthcare facilities in the state for failing to adhere to biomedical waste (BMW) disposal rules.

The BSPCB said that if these 1800 healthcare facilities or centers fail to adhere to the norms pertaining to scientific storage, transportation, and treatment of medical waste at Common Bio-medical Waste Treatment Facilities (CBWTF) in the state, they will be closed down within 15 days. Power supply to these facilities will also be cut, BSPCB warned.

State capital Patna reportedly has the maximum number of centers flouting BMW rules, reports

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