GUWAHATI, May 19 - Continuing its drive to ensure safe disposal of biomedical waste by all hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and laboratories, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) today fined Dental Clinic, EG Nursing Home and Midland Hospital for flouting biomedical waste management rules.
The GMC on Monday constituted a team headed by Joint Commissioner of the Corporation Pulak Mahanta to carry out the drive in the city, during which a total of Rs 70,000 were realised as fine.
�The team today inspected EG Nursing Home, Dental Clinic, KGMT Hospital, Gate Hospital and Midland Hospital. During the inspection, various irregularities were witnessed by the GMC team. The team found that the Dental Clinic at Forest Gate, Narengi, is not complying with the biomedical waste management rules and for which the clinic was fined Rs 50,000. There is no agreement with any NGO for garbage disposal, no agreement signed on biomedical waste management and disposing of biomedical waste with general garbage. Even the licence renewal of the clinic is pending.�
�EG Nursing Home, Narengi, and Midland Hospital, Sreenagar, RG Baruah Road, have been fined Rs 10,000 each for various anomalies,� the source added.