|Bio-Medical Waste Rule
| Guideline For authorizing
of Health Care Establishments
Bio-Medical Waste Management
Bio Medical Waste(Management &
Handling) Rules, 1998
With a view to control the
indiscriminate disposal of hospital waste/bio medical waste, the
Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India has issued a
notification on Bio Medical Waste Management under the Environment
(Protection) Act. Govt. of NCT of Delhi in its notification dated
6th July, 1999 has authorised Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC)
for the purpose of granting authorisation for collection, reception,
storage, treatment and disposal of bio medical waste to implement the
Bio Medical Waste Management Rules, 1998. Govt. of NCT of Delhi
has also constituted advisory committee, appellate authority in exercise
of powers conferred under Bio Medical rules. Some of the
salient features of these rules are:
These Rules will apply to hospitals, Nursing Homes,
Veterinary Hospitals, Animal Houses, Pathological labs & blood banks, generating
hospital wastes. (except such occupier of clinics, dispensaries, pathological labs,
blood banks providing treatment/service to less than 1000 (one thousand) patients per
It shall be the duty of the every occupier of an
institution generating bio medical waste which includes a hospital, nursing home, clinic,
dispensary, Veterinary institution animal house, pathological laboratory, blood bank by
whatever name called to take all steps to ensure-that such waste is handled without any
adverse effect to the human health and the environment.
Every occupier generating the bio-medical waste need
to install an appropriate facility in the premises or set up a common facility to ensure
requisite treatment of waste by 30.6.2000 in accordance with Schedule-I and in compliance with standards prescribed with Schedule-V.
The bio medical waste need to be segregated into container/bags at the point of generation
in accordance with Schedule-II, prior to its storage,
transportation, treatment and disposal. The container shall be labeled according to Schedule-III.
Every occupier of an institution, generating,
collecting, receiving, storing, transporting, treating, disposing and/or handling bio
medical waste in any other manner, shall make an application in Form-I along with the following fee structure to the
Delhi Pollution Control Committee for grant of authorisation. The Form-I can be obtained after paying an amount of Rs.
100/- in the form of Draft in favour of DPCC. It can also be downloaded from this
web site but an additional draft for Rs. 100/- in favor of DPCC may also be attached with
the application at the time of submission of application.
||Clinics, pathological laboratories and blood banks
||1000/- per annum
||Veterinary institutions, dispensaries and animal houses
||1000/- per annum
||Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Health Care Establishments
||1000/- per annum up to 4 beds and additional Rs. 100
per bed per annum from fifth bed onwards
||Operator of the facility of bio-medical waste
||10000/- per annum
||Transporter of bio-medical waste
||7500/- per annum
An operator of bio-medical waste facility may also engage in transportation of bio-medical
waste on payment of additional fees prescribed for a transporter of bio-medical waste.
An application in Form-I appended to the aforesaid
rule shall be made to the prescribed authority i.e. the Chairman, Delhi Pollution Control
Committee, for grant of authorisation along with the checking of documents as given in check list, wherever applicable.
An authorisation shall be granted for a period of 3 years, including an initial trial
period of one year for which a provisional authorisation will be granted. All
authorisation shall be for a period of three years. Fee shall be payable for three years
at time. The above fee structure is subject to revision from time to time.
The Government's notification No. F.23(522)/95-Env/99 dated the 6th July 1999, issued in
pursuance of rule 8(3) ibid shall stand superseded with immediate effect).
An operator of a facility shall make an application form in Form-I with the fee as
applicable for grant of authorisation.
In addition, they shall also submit an annual report to DPCC in Form-II by 31st January every year to include
information about the categories and quantities of bio medical wastes handled during the
proceeding year and also maintain records related to the generation, collection,
reception, storage, transportation, treatment, disposal, and/or any form of handling of
bio medical waste in accordance with rules and guidelines issued. All records shall be
subject to inspection and verification by the DPCC at any time.
The transporter, operator of a facility shall label the Bio-Medical strictly in accordance
with the procedure given in Schedule-IV.
The defaulting hospitals/nursing homes etc. are liable
to be penalised as per the provisions of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and other
pollution control Acts.
Any person aggrieved by an order made by the DPCC
under these rules may within thirty days from date on which the order is communicated to
him, prefer an appeal to the Financial Commissioner, Govt. of NCT of Delhi who is
appointed as Appellate Authority under the rules.
With the objective to provide the common facility as
envisaged under the rules Delhi Pollution Control Committee has authorized the
operator of a facility who collects, transports, treats and disposes the waste
in accordance with the provisions of the rules. At present Delhi Pollution
Control Committee has authorized three such operators of a facility out of which
one of the operator of a facility namely M/ S India Waste Energy Development Ltd
authorization had been cancelled by Delhi Pollution Control Committee and the
matter is sub-judice in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi.
The names and addresses of the two other operators
authorized by Delhi Pollution Control Committee are given below;
Metro Bio Care
Technological Services (P). Ltd.,
55, Railway Road, Samaipur Industrial Area, Delhi-42
Phone No. 27898011, 27898033, 27866142
Management (P) Ltd.,
Near Compost Plant,Okhla Tank
Mathura Road New Delhi - 110 020.,
Phone No. 26933371, 26933372
In Delhi according to the records available as per the
ANNUAL REPORT submitted by the individual hospitals and also by the
operators of a facility 22446kg/Day waste are generated.
In Delhi besides these two operators of facility, a
number of Government and private hospitals have installed their own waste
disposal facilities in their hospitals for disposal of the waste generated.
At present as per records in Delhi 11 incinerators, 18 autoclaves and 2
microwaves are in operation. Besides this, a Government facilitated operator is
in the process of installing the facility at Okhla, which is expected to come in
6 months time.