PPCB slaps Rs 10 lakh effective on Fortis Hospital : The Tribune India


Tribune Information Service

Mohali, February 12

The Punjab Air pollution Management Board (PPCB) has imposed a effective of Rs 10 lakh on Fortis Hospital at Part 8 right here for violation of the Bio-Medical Waste Administration Guidelines, 2016.

The hospital has been directed to deposit the effective within the account of the Environmental Engineer, PPCB, instantly.

Kahan Singh Pannu, Chairman of the PPCB, additionally ordered the hospital authorities to droop their housekeeping in-charge, Rajesh Sharma, and take appropriate motion towards him after an inquiry.

The order said that his (Rajesh Sharma) conduct also needs to be probed and if his connivance with the contractor, Karan (accountable for lifting of the waste), was established within the pilferage of bio-medical waste, an FIR also needs to be lodged towards him for negligence within the disposal of waste.

The Chairman additionally directed termination of the contract of Karan and an lodging of an FIR towards him.

“The hospital shall deposit a financial institution assure of Rs 25 lakh with the PPCB as an assurance to make sure compliance of the foundations,” the order said.

The PPCB additionally directed the hospital to nominate a professional officer because the in-charge of bio-medical waste, who ought to get coaching from the PPCB, and set up CCTV cameras within the bio-medical waste and common waste-collection space inside seven days to verify pilferage of waste from the hospital sooner or later.  The hospital has additionally been requested to conduct sampling of ETP-cum-STP from the Punjab Bio-Know-how Incubator, Mohali, and submit a report back to the PPCB.  On February 2, a staff of the PPCB had seized three pickup vehicles, carrying almost 1,000 kg of biomedical waste of Fortis Hospital, Mohali. The vehicles had been heading for a scrap yard in Dadu Majra. Later, a raid was performed on the scrap yard from the place segregated biomedical waste was recovered. The PPCB staff had initiated an investigation towards 4 individuals — three pickup truck drivers and the scrap seller — and the hospital.


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