Keep tabs on hospitals: HC

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the Health Secretary as well as Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to ensure that medical institutions in the State were inspected at least once in two months to find out whether they were scrupulously following the provisions of Bio Medical Waste Management Rules of 2016. Justices S. Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad issued the direction on a public interest litigation petition pending in the court since 2016. The petitioner had claimed that the biomedical waste generated in the State was not being handled properly and hence there was an imminent necessity for strict implementation of the rules.

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