The Government of Goa on 19th May 2022, has prescribed the fees for consideration of authorization of the units handling bio-medical waste. The fees for Healthcare establishment providing service to indoor patients shall be from Rs.1000/- to 20,000/- depending on the numbers of beds.
The central monitoring committee was set up to review the implementation of the Bio-medical Waste Management (BMWM) Rules, 2016 and it decided that the issue of charging of registration fee is a state-specific issue and comes under the purview of State Pollution Control Boards/Pollution Control Committee.
It was also decided that State Pollution Control Boards/Pollution Control Committees should make the registration process digital through “on-line system” in order to make the process simple for SPCBs as well as Health Care Facilities.
As per the new norms, a charge of Rs 5,000 will be applicable to Research or Educational Institutions Veterinary Institutions/Forensic Laboratory Animal Houses.The Health care establishments not providing treatment/service to indoor patients shall be charged Rs.1000.