In a bid to further tighten the screws on health care facilities not sending the bio-medical waste to the disposal facility at Kundaim, Director Urban Development has directed all the Urban local bodies in the state not to pick up any waste from such health care facilities till they produce any agreement/documentary evidence of having engaged the Kundaim-based agency for the disposal of the bio-medical waste.
In another development, Margao Municipal Chief Officer Agnelo Fernandes has convened a joint meeting with the stakeholders on October 18 at 11 am in the Municipal to chalk out an action plan to put a mechanism in place to ensure that the bio-medical waste generated by the health care facilities in the commercial capital goes to the Kundaim facility.
In a circular issued to all the Urban local bodies in the state, Urban Development Director Gurudas Pilarnekar said all the civic bodies while collecting the daily dry waste from the health care facilities in their jurisdiction shall ensure that there is no bio-medical waste being mixed with the dry waste so collected by the concerned health care facility. “As a precautionary step to ensure the same, all the urban local bodies are directed not to pick up any waste from such health care facilities till they produce any agreement/documentary evidence of having engaged Ms Biotic Waste Solutions Pvt Ltd for disposal of the bio-medical waste”, the circular stated.
Pilarnekar directed the Commissioner, Corporation of the City of Panjim and all the Chief Officers of the Municipal Councli not to collect any bio-medical waste from any health care facilities such as hospitals, OPD clinics, dental clinics, veterinary clinics/hospitals, lab or diagnostic centre, etc in view of the circular issued by Goa State Pollution Control Board stating that the Board has given consent to the agency to operate the bio-medical waste disposal facility at Kundaim industrial estate.
The Urban Development Director has asked all Municipal bodies to direct all the Health care facilities in their respective jurisdiction to ensure that the bio-medical waste generated is henceforth disposed at the Kundaim facility by entering into an agreement /MoU with the agency as may be required.
Meanwhile, MMC Chief Officer Agnelo Fernandes has called a joint meeting on October 18 to put an action plan in place and ensure that the bio-medical waste is sent to the Kundaim facility.
The Chief Officer has invited the President, IMA, South Goa, Hospicio hospital deputy Director, besides representatives of the Goa Waste management Corporation, Goa State Pollution Control Board, in-charge of South Goa hospital and representative of Ms Biotic Waste solutions Pvt Ltd.