Gorakhpur Medical College fined Rs 5 crore

GORAKHPUR, UP: National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped a fine of Rs 5 crores on BRD Medical college in Gorakhpur for failing to ensure proper disposal of medical waste, said sources in the Pollution Control Board office here.

As per a senior official in the PCB office, a team of NGT had visited the medical college in November and subsequently asked the college to pay Rs 5 crore fine.

The team found the medical waste of the college was not being disposed of properly, with the waste being dumped and burnt in the campus, said the official who did not want to be identified.

In November, the UP team of NGT visited BRD College and found Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 being “seriously violated” by the college as heaps of undisposed medical waste were causing air and land pollution with foul smell emanating from them, even as no arrangements were made to put separate dustbins to dispose four types of bio-medical waste which included, infectious waste obtained from HIV, TB, and cancer patients, the official pointed out.

BRD Medical College faces huge load of patients from districts of east UP, west Bihar and even Nepal. PTI

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