Orissa High Court main building (Photo: Wikipedia)
Orissa High Court main building (Photo: Wikipedia)
Cuttack: The Odisha High Court on Friday directed the Advocate Committee to monitor the biomedical waste disposal by private hospitals and private medical colleges in the State.

A division bench comprising of Justice Laxmikanta Mohapatra and Justice Indrajeet Mohanty adjudicating on the PILs filed by Ajoy Mohanty of Maitree Sansad and advocate Siba Narayan Panda directed the committee to visit the three private medical colleges in the State and to submit a status report on the same within a week.

Earlier, the High Court appointed Advocates’ Committee submitted a status report of the government hospitals located in at least 15 districts and informed the Court that while there are remarkable improvement in biomedical waste management in teaching hospitals, the situation in the district headquarters hospitals are worst.

The Court directed the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) to initiate criminal proceedings against seven district headquarters hospitals in Dhenkanal, Boudh, Sambalpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Deogarh and Angul for violating the Biomedical Waste management and Handling Rules.

Source: 360 NS