Chandigarh, 29 July, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Prof. SS Marwaha, Chairman, PPCB distributed 2500 Coverall kits to PGIMER, Chandigarh; Punjab Bio-Technology Incubator, Mohali, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh and Forensic Science Laboratory, Punjab at Mohali.
The kits were purchased by the Board under the GEF-UNIDO-MoEFCC Project on Environmentally Sound Management of Medical Wastes. He appealed to the general public that in the present situation of COVID-19 pandemic, it is duty of every citizen of India to abide by the Govt. Guidelines being issued from time to time such as maintaining proper social distancing and wearing masks etc.
Er. Krunesh Garg intimated that PPCB has purchased 10,000 PPE Coverall kits amounting to Rs 40 Lacs which is being distributed amongst the HCFs, ULBs, Labs of the State and UT, Chandigarh. The PPE Coverall kits are being distributed by the Board for use by the persons handling the COVID-19 waste as they being the most prone to the COVID-19 related infection.
He brought out that management and treatment of biomedical waste generated from Covid-19 patients in this stage of pandemic is of utmost importance. CPCB has issued guidelines regarding management of waste generated from the Treatment/Diagnosis/ Quarantine of COVID-19 Patients and recently 4th Revision of the Guidelines has been issued by CPCB on 21st July’ 2020.
In the state of Punjab there are five common biomedical waste treatment facilities authorized for collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of biomedical waste. Around 281.3 tons of Covid-19 biomedical waste has been collected and treated till date by 5 Common Biomedical Treatment Facilities in the state.
Er. Pardeep Gupta, Chief Environmental Engineer, PPCB and Er. SS Matharu, Environmental Engineer were also present during the occasion.
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