- Research/Scholar Paper name – “Bio-Medical Waste Management and Law In India”
- Author: Mr Rahul Singh
- Institution: PhD. Research Scholar, Department of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
- Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
- Date of Publication: 18/06/2021
Bio-medical waste is one of the world’s most serious environmental issues. Tons of medical waste was generated every day during the Covid-19 period. Bio-medical waste (BMW) is any waste produced during the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human or animal research activities pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biological or in health camps Personal protective equipment (PPE), gloves, face masks, head covers, plastic covers, and other medical equipment worn by doctors, patients, and all medical personnel are included. Following the outbreak of covid-19 in our country, the situation of “medical waste” has become critical and extremely harmful to the environment. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), “India has been generating nearly 146 tonnes of bio-medical waste every day due to diagnostic activities and treatment of Covid-19 patients”. Where there is no systematic management system and no law, bio-medical waste poses a threat to our ecosystem. It is imperative that legislators consider the proper disposal of bio-medical waste, and it is the responsibility of the government and other agencies to regulate the laws, be aware of this, and accept the responsibility of every citizen for the proper disposal of bio-medical waste.
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