Showcause notices to all 54 hospitals in Punjab

Jul 11, 2011

Seven days after raids on various government and private hospitals to check violation of Bio-Medical Waste Rules, Punjab pollution control board (PPCB) on Saturday evening issued show cause notices to all 54 hospitals in the state, which were found violating norms. The managements of these hospitals have been summoned to Patiala head office to submit their replies.

A total of 108 hospitals were raided earlier. "The visit reports of all these hospitals were scrutinized minutely and 54 government and private hospitals were found violating the various provisions of BMW rules," said board chairman K S Pannu on Sunday.

As per the provisions of these rules, all the hospitals are required to segregate the bio-medical waste into different containers as per colour coding prescribed in the rules.