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Garbage piles up at NIMHANS, other government hospitals

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Pollution control seems to have gone for a toss at major government hospitals of Bengaluru as garbage had been piling up regularly.


National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bowring Hospital and Lady Curzon Hospital were given notices by KSPCB for not complying with the state's solid waste management rules.


The safety measures were completely neglected by Bowring Hospital, which was inspected on Tuesday, as bio-medical waste was found dumped with common waste and left in polyethene bags. Twenty-five such bags were found.


The medical Superintendent of Bowring Hospital, Dr Manjunath KS, pointed out that the hospital needs to increase its supervision concerning solid waste management.


He said all the stakeholders were summoned after KSPCB’s inspection to ensure that such things are not repeated in future.


At the Ghousia Hospital at Shivajinagar, the sewage treatment plant was found in a non-operational condition.


Now, all the hospitals in the city are under the radar and an inspection drive has already been initiated since April 23. A team of KSPCB has been visiting the hospitals. 


The hospitals have already been asked for an explanation.


The Bengaluru city corporation, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike was also sent a notice for failing to check these hospitals regularly.

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