1,500 kg bio-medical waste at GMCH-32
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This is exposing hospital patients and staff to deadly infections and harmful gases.
Exposing the patients, hospital staff to potent risk of deadly infections and harmful gases, about 1,500 kg of bio-medical waste is kept in the city's lone medical college, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. The situation is no different for the Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16 where the incinerator developed a snag almost a week back and is grossly underperforming. And this is not the first time that both the hospitals are facing such a problem, yet a permanent solutions to redress the problem seems hard to come by.
In gross violation of rules, 1,500 kg of bio medical waste (BMW) accumulated over the past four five days due to the non-availability of an incinerator, including used syringes, blood-stained cotton gauzes and bandages, packed in plastic disposable bags, is lying locked in a room in Block C of the UT administration's flagship hospital, GMCH-32.
At the GMSH-16, the incinerator has been under performing due to a snag since a week and after initial three days of no work at all, is now incinerating barely 90 kilograms a day and thus the authorities have refused to accept the BMW from the GMCH-32.
Sources revealed that the incinerator at the GMSH was being used only for the destruction of waste generated from the hospital. According to sources, each day, workers carry waste from the hospital and simply dump it in the room on the ground floor of Block C. As per hospital records, on an average, about 200 kg of waste is generated every day at GMCH 32 and about 90-100 kilograms daily at GMSH which includes contaminated needles and cotton smeared with infected blood.
While the incinerator at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 has been lying defunct for almost two years, thanks to the lopsided vision of those at the helm of the affairs. Owing to the proximity of the incinerator to the upcoming Block E of the hospital, it had to be dismantled. Following this, the authorities decided to shut it down and reached an understanding with the Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16 to incinerate the waste.
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