23 states at additional Covid risk due to Biomedical waste

Relevance: Prior to pandemic itself, India’s biomedical waste management capacity was already limited. With the advent of pandemic, biomedical waste generation has increased manifold.  What is the News?  A study was conducted by the International Institute for Population Science (IIPS) to determine the Covid risk due to increase in Biomedical Waste.  What is Biomedical Waste?  Biomedical Waste means any waste… Continue reading 23 states at additional Covid risk due to Biomedical waste

Use app to monitor COVID-19 biomedical waste, SC to civic bodies

News: The Supreme Court has made it mandatory for all municipal corporations and state pollution control boards to use the ‘COVID19BWM APP’ for tracking biomedical waste daily. Facts: COVID19BWM App: It is an application launched by the Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB) to track biomedical waste. It allows a generator of waste (urban local body in… Continue reading Use app to monitor COVID-19 biomedical waste, SC to civic bodies