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DC Kishtwar discusses modalities for Bio-Medical, Plastic Waste Management

KISHTWAR, February 25: Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Ashok Sharma today chaired a meeting to discuss the modalities for the effective Management of Bio medical and plastic Waste in the District.

The meeting was attended by ADC Kishtwar Kishori Lal Sharma, CMO Kishtwar Dr R S Manhas, Medical superintendent Dr Parveez Iqbal Wani, CAHO Sanjay Sen, District Pollution Control Board officer, BMOs besides other concern.

During the meeting, the Action Plan for the safe collection, segregation, handling and disposal of Bio-Medical waste produced at District Hospital Kishtwar and in quarantine centres/isolation wards were discussed.

Besides, the issues like use of dedicated trolley and collection bins in Covid 19 isolation wards, handing over of COVID Waste to authorised staff, maintenance of separate record of COVID 19 waste, seizure of polythene in shops, provision of separate color coded bins with foot operated lids, regular sanitization of trolleys, bins and containers, proper collection and disposal of used PPE kits, mask, head cover linen gown in the yellow bag were also discussed in the meeting and a number of directions were given to the concerned department.

The CMO Kishtwar and Medical superintendent District Hospital were directed to ensure the proper disposal of the Bio medical wastes as per the guidelines of the NGT.

A joint team of the Pollution Control Board Officer, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer and Executive Officer Municipality was constituted to conduct anti- polythene drives.

Meanwhile, the concerned health officers were directed to ensure the collection of the Bio medical wastes and other solid wastes produced in the quarantine centres separately in the Yellow bags and thereby dispose it at designated centres established by Urban local bodies.

The Deputy Commissioners also directed the CMO to designate the Nodal Officers who shall conduct the training programme for the waste handlers besides shall ensure that Bio-Medical are properly disposed off.