Biomedical waste: An unseen threat

Unregulated biomedical waste contributes to rising environmental hazards, say experts. Citizens demand biomedical waste management plants be relocated outside municipal borders. Gayatri finds herself in a state of confusion as she notices that the regulation of biomedical waste treatment is being violated at hospitals. “If we want to find out the real truth about biomedical […]

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Curse of the Cure: A biomedical waste concern

By Shreya Asopa| May 26, 2021 Bengaluru: The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has caused an exponential increase in biomedical waste. As per the data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), peak generation of 250 tonnes of covid biomedical waste was reported in May. In 2019, India generated 610 MT of biomedical waste per day. During […]

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