EPD issues notices to 12 hospitals, clinics over improper medical wastes

MULTAN              -          The Environment Protection Department (EPD) Punjab on Monday issued notices to 12 hospitals and clinics for improper wastage of medical waste as it was violation of Hospital Waste Management Rules 2014. Assistant Director (AD) EPD, Muhammad Sarfraz Anjum, said the department sought complete record of medical wastage of these hospitals and clinics. It was mandatory on medical labs, hospitals and clinics to dispose of medical waste by scientific methods. Improper wastage could cause spread of different diseases, he elaborated. He, however, remarked that many hospitals had installed incinerators for disposing of the medical wastes. Sarfraz also remarked that nobody would be allowed to violate Punjab Hospital Waste Management Rules 2014 and play havoc with public lives.


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