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Video: Covid-19 self-test kits posing health hazard in Bengaluru

The growing popularity of self-test COVID-19 kits is proving to be a problem for civic workers collecting dry waste from households as well as those who segregate them at Dry Waste Collection Centres (DWCCs) in Bengaluru.

 

There has been a rise in discarded masks during the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, home test kits are also found mixed with household waste instead of being set aside as bio-medical waste.

Kumudha, who works at a waste collecting centre in J.P. Nagar, posted a video saying: “Women working in our centres are afraid to segregate waste, and many of them have fallen sick.”

She suggested that pharmacies selling self-test kits inform customers that they should discard them separately as bio-medical waste.


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Printable version | May 14, 2022 1:27:00 am | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/covid-19-self-test-kits-disposed-as-dry-waste-instead-of-bio-medical-waste-in-bengaluru/article64958134.ece