Biomedical Waste Current Affairs, GK & News

WHO Report on Health Care Waste

The World Health Organization recently raised concerns against the extra medical waste created by COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has put immense strain on medical waste management systems in the world. Key findings of WHO Report The World Health Organization alone sent 87,000 tonnes of Personal protective equipment between March 2020 and November 2021. This equipment ..

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Decentralized Biomedical Waste Incinerator inaugurated in Buxar

Principal Scientific Adviser, Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan, virtually inaugurated a decentralized biomedical waste incinerator at Buxar in Bihar. Key facts This technology was developed by Ganesh Engineering Works. It was selected through Biomedical Waste Treatment Innovation Challenge that was launched in June 2020. It was developed under the Innovation challenge organised under Waste to Wealth ..

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Scientific Disposal of COVID-19 waste by National Green Tribunal

The National Green Tribunal has directed the states and the union territories to closely monitor the transport, handling, storage and disposal of COVID-19 waste. Highlights The Biomedical waste rules deal with waste generated by the infectious diseases. However, special waste management rules have been issued by GoI to handle wastes of COVID-19 waste. Significance An ..

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DRDO Mobile COVID-19 Testing Lab inaugurated by Defence Minister

On April 24, 2020, Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh inaugurated mobile COVID-19 testing laboratory facility. The facility is capable of testing 1000 samples in a day. Highlights The Mobile Virology Research and Diagnostics Laboratory (MVRDL) was developed by DRDO in association with the ESIC Hospital in Hyderabad. The laboratory was set up in 15 days ..

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CPCB issues guidelines to handle COVID-19 treatment wastes

On April 20, 2020, the Central Pollution Control Board has issued guidelines to manage waste generated during treatment of COVID-19 patients. The guidelines are to be followed by sample collection centres, isolation wards, quarantine centres and also by all biomedical waste treatment facilities and disposal facilities. These guidelines have been issued to supplement Bio Medical ..

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GoI: Guidelines for Quarantine issued

On April 5, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued guidelines for quarantine. According to the guidelines, the quarantine is separation and restriction of movement. It shall be applied to an individual or a group of persons. Key Highlights of Quarantine The Quarantine shall be preferably placed in the outskirts. The Quarantine facilities ..

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