The generation of bio-medical waste in the state has increased since imposition of lockdown with thousands of people in home and institutional quarantine. The bio-medical waste generated in Garhwal region is sent for disposal to the plant run by Medical Pollution Control Committee at Mandawar in Bhagwanpur, Haridwar.
Haridwar assistant municipal commissioner Uttam Singh Negi and city health officer Dr Pankaj Jain said that the waste generated in institutional quarantine facilities is sent to this plant for disposal. The plant in-charge Mayank Dubey informed that bio-medical waste from the entire Garhwal region is incinerated at this plant. The maximum quantity of waste is received from three areas- Dehradun, which also includes Rishikesh, AIIMS Rishikesh and Haridwar. Since the start of the lockdown and quarantine of suspected patients, more than 2,000 kilogrammes waste has come from Dehradun region, 1,500 kilogrammes from AIIMS Rishikesh and about 1,500 kilogrammes from the Haridwar region.
Friday, 01 May 2020 | PNS | Haridwar
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