TAMIL NADU

Incinerator site identified for Chennai biomedical waste

S. Semmalai, Health and Education Minister (sitting fourth from left) with winners of scientist awards instituted by the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, in Chennai on Tuesday.— Photo: K. Gajendran

S. Semmalai, Health and Education Minister (sitting fourth from left) with winners of scientist awards instituted by the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, in Chennai on Tuesday.— Photo: K. Gajendran  

S. Semmalai, Health and Education Minister (sitting fourth from left) with winners of scientist awards instituted by the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, in Chennai on Tuesday.— Photo: K. Gajendran

CHENNAI APRIL 15. The State Government has identified a site in the Chennai-Chengalpattu belt for setting up an incinerator to handle biomedical waste generated in city by government hospitals, S. Semmalai, Health and Education Minister, said today.

Orders would be issued shortly.

As waste posed a great challenge to hospital authorities, "we have evolved a procedure for disposal of biomedical waste", he said, giving away scientist awards instituted by the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST) and the Science City here.

The Higher Education Secretary, V.K.Subburaj, said Israel and South Korea, though small in size, had grown world leaders because of their intelligent and sustained application and use of science and technology.

Nine persons received the Tamil Nadu Scientist Awards (TANSA) while two got the Young Women Scientist Awards.

The TANSA recipients were K. Palanisami of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore (Agricultural Sciences); P.T. Perumal of the Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai (Chemical Sciences); T.R.Jagadeesan, former dean of the Anna University (Engineering and Technology); P. Geraldine Veronica Vimala Rani of the Bharatidasan University, Tiruchi (Environmental Sciences); M.A. Haniffa of St. Xavier's College, Palayamkottai (Life Sciences); Ramajayam Sahadevan of the Madras University (Mathematical Sciences); R. Gunaseelan of the Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai (Medical Sciences and Native Medicine); V. Selvarajan of the Bharathirar University, Coimbatore (Physical Sciences), and A. Sivamurthy of the Madras University (Social Sciences). They were given a citation and a cash award of Rs. 10,000.

R. Santhi of the Agricultural University and Usha Natesan of the Anna University were given the Young Women Scientist Awards.

The IAS officer and Social Welfare Secretary, C.K.Gariyali, was given the Promoter of Science and Technology Award for her work as the Vice-Chairman of the Science City.

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