DLMC meeting on BMW

CHANGLANG, Jun 5: The district health society of Changlang organised a district level monitoring committee (DLMC) meeting on bio-medical waste management at the DC’s conference hall here on Wednesday.
Noting the possible health hazards of bio-medical waste, Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma insisted segregation of bio-medical waste and pre-treatment, to disinfect the toxic waste before safe disposal.
Chairing the DLMC meeting, the deputy commissioner also suggested creating awareness among households in the district for segregation of household wastes before disposal, so that recyclable waste can be sent for recycling.
Sharma directed District Medical Officer, Dr CL Manchey to install the incinerator and make it functional as soon as possible by working with other stakeholders.
The DC also urged concerned departments to adhere to the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 and directed them “to submit reports on prescribed format positively and on time.”
Earlier, the DMO elucidated on bio-medical waste management and informed that 5-10 % of bio-medical waste is hazardous, while 10-15 % of it is infectious and needs to be handled without adverse effects.
He informed that the medical officers in charge of all the health facilities in the district would be trained on bio-medical waste management.
District Hospital Changlang Medical Superintendent, Dr H Tangjang gave detailed presentation on bio-medical waste management to the members.