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Government hospitals in Delhi directed to display biomedical waste management rues


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February 27 2017
 
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All Delhi government hospitals, dispensaries and other healthcare centres have been directed to display on their websites and notice boards the statutory rules for biomedical waste management, as per directions issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Hospital“As per directions of the Health Minister, the Awareness Generation for Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2016 are to be displayed on all Delhi government hospital websites and notice boards of Delhi government hospitals/dispensaries of DGHS and all health care facilities,” according to the circular. Biomedical waste comprises human and animal anatomical waste, treatment apparatus like needles, syringes and other materials used in healthcare facilities in the process of treatment and research. This waste is generated during diagnosis, treatment or immunisation in hospitals, nursing homes, pathological laboratories, blood bank, among others. The Delhi government runs 36 hospitals, with Lok Nayak Jaiprakash (LNJP) Hospital being the biggest. Other hospitals run under the city government include G B Pant Hospital, LBS Hospital and GTB Hospital.