The Central Government vide notification G.S.R. 129(E) on 19th March 2019, has published in the e-gazette, the Bio-Medical Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2019 to amend the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016.
The key highlights of the amended Rules are as follows:
- The occupier of all bedded health care units, shall maintain and update on a day to day basis the bio-medical waste management register.
- All bedded healthcare units shall display the monthly record of waste disposal management on its website.
- Such health care facilities (irrespective of any number of beds), shall make the Annual Report available on its web-site before 19 March 2021.
- Health Care Facilities having less than ten beds shall have to comply with the output discharge standard for liquid waste by 31st December, 2019
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