The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) levied a fine of Rs. 10 lakh on Mallige Medical Centre on Crescent Road and has ordered its trade licence to be cancelled for dumping biomedical waste in a vacant plot near the Hebbal flyover.
A communiqué stated that following complaints from the public, BBMP officials found that two lorryloads of biomedical waste had been dumped on the site. The BBMP’s Chief Health Officer and East Zone Health Officer inspected the area and found documents and prescriptions incriminating the Mallige Medical Centre.
According to the Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 1998, hospitals, nursing homes and clinics must segregate the waste and hand it over to specified firms to treat biomedical waste. Mallige Medical Centre had an agreement with SEMB Ramky and Maradi Eco Industry, but violated it by dumping it in the vacant site.
Meanwhile, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has finally executed the contract agreement with Hanjer Biotech Energies to set up a garbage processing unit.
The agreement was signed on Thursday, a communiqué stated. The 750-tonne capacity segregation and processing plant will be set up on Survey No.143, Kumbalagodu village, Subbarayanapalya. The company will receive 750 tonnes of mixed waste daily, which will be segregated and processed into compost and plastic ingots.