Bhubaneswar: BMC starts collecting bio-medical waste from home isolation patients | Bhubaneswar News


BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started collecting bio-medical waste from the houses where Covid-19 positive patients are under home isolation.
The civic body has engaged Jagruti Welfare Organisation for this work. Jagruti has deployed dedicated vehicles for transportation of the bio-medical waste to the waste disposal centre at Tangiapada near Khurda.
The bio-medical waste will be collected through double layered non-chlorinated disposable plastic bags from all the houses where Covid patients are under home isolation. One vehicle will cover around 100 houses. The vehicles will be sanitized after each trip according to the guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
BMC will issue standard operating procedure from time to time for increasing the efficiency of the work. The organization will be engaging four vehicles for this purpose. If home isolation cases increase, BMC will add more number of vehicles. It will pay Rs 5,750 per vehicle to Jagruti for collection of bio-medical waste in the city per a month.
The civic body will provide the list of home isolation patients with their address and contact information to Jagruti on daily basis and appoint one nodal officer for monitoring this. Patients should dispose off all its bio-medical waste in the polythene bags provided by Jagurti instead of mixing it with general household waste.
According to CPCB, biomedical waste at home-isolation shall comprise used syringes, date expired or discarded medicines, used masks/gloves and in case of patients with other chronic diseases may also include drainage bags, urine bags, body fluid or blood-soaked tissues/cotton and empty ampules.



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