All IMA members are herewith advised that as the Law has clearly stated that “Category 1: Anatomical Body Waste type of BMW can be disposed of by way of INCINERATION / DEEP BURIAL METHOD”.
In towns with population less than 5 lakhs and in rural areas the “Deep Burial Method” of disposal of category 1 BMW is legally permissible. It is observed that the MPCB officials and the incinerator service providers have been illegally pressurizing our medical fraternity to join the incinerator Service Provider.
The MPCB notices are willfully misrepresenting the facts in the case of PIL (Nos: 32/2006 & 41/2006) in Bombay High court and the Hon. Court directive of March 2006.
In fact, these Public Interest Litigations in the Bombay High Court were pertaining to Large Corporation, Municipal and other Govt. Hospitals in Metro Cities who had been disposing of Category 1 BMW by Deep Burial Mode. After hearing the plea the court then directed the Public Health Dept., of Govt. of Maharashtra to file & affidavit conveying their ‘Action taken Report’ in adherence to the 1998 Law.
In another instance, a Star Question (LAQ) was raised in the Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly (Winter Session 2008) by Hon. MLA Dr. Vinay Natu et al regarding the newspaper item of action notice by MPCB against the Ratnagiri Jilha Shasakiya Rugnalaya (Civil Hospital) for illegal disposal of BMW.
In the answer given on the floor of the esteemed House, the Public Health Minister stated that the BMW Disposal of the Civil Hospital, Ratnagiri was done by “Deep Burial Method” in accordance with the law (a copy of this communication is attached).
Hence it should now become amply clear that the stance of the MPCB Officials that everybody MUST join the incinerator Facility because there is a Court directive (and ‘Deep Burial Method’ is not permitted) is a big HOAX being perpetrated on the Medical Fraternity (Now, Wake Up!)
So, at every town and rural areas we can (and MUST) use the Deep Burial Method of disposal for Category 1 Anatomical Body parts Bio-Medical waste. We should not fall prey to the ‘Dadagiri’ of MPCB and Service Provider.