Notification to Health Care Facilities to Obtain Authorization
The Assam Pollution Control Board has (“APCB”) issued a notification dated 22nd January, 2018 wherein they have directed all health care facilities who have not yet obtained the authorization to handle Bio-Medical Waste under the Bio-Medical Rules, 2016 to apply for the grant of authorization immediately. Further, the APCB has directed all the health care facilities to take necessary steps to ensure that Bio-Medical Waste is handled without any adverse effect to human health and environment.
The APCB will take strict legal action against health care facilities that are operating without authorization.
Please refer to the document attached for further details.
Source: State Pollution Control Board, Assam.