India: Public hospitals in Maharashtra don’t dispose of hazardous medical waste safely: CAG
Public hospitals in Maharashtra are not disposing of hazardous medical wastes safely, according to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report released on Friday.
Bio-medical waste from hospitals, nursing homes, blood banks and veterinary institutions, include used syringes, bandages, amputated body parts and other human and animal bio-waste generated during medical treatment and research. They cannot be mixed with garbage taken to landfill sites. Read more