[PDF Notes] What are the responsibilities of health care institutions?

The health care institutions should not only aim at providing medical facilities to the patients, but look into the safety and health of the workers and also protect the surrounding from health hazard. Towards achieving this objective, it is mandatory for such institutions to:

1. Set up biomedical waste treatment facilities like incinerators, autoclave and microwave systems for treatment of the wastes.

2. Make an application to the concerned authorities for grant of authorization.

3. Submit a report regarding information about the categories and quantities of biomedical wastes handed during the preceding year by 31st January every year.

4. Maintain records about the generation, collection, reception, storage, transportation, treatment, disposal and/or any form of handling biomedical waste.

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