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Throwing medical waste into river banks


Villagers near to the city of Panvel are complaining against continues deposition of medical waste into their areas including hilly and in river banks. The villagers of Chiple and Nere villages (4-5 km from Panvel) need immediate halt to all waste deposition in these areas, as most of them contains dangerous elements and need immediate halt to all waste deposition in these areas, as most of them contains dangerous elements and produces nasty smell.

Medical waste is extremely dangerous and could make long term disasters for those residing here. Proper deposition of medical waste is important for the well being of a society. Earlier there were many complaints on depositing medical waste near to Vadale Lake in the city of Panvel. Due to media intervention and actions from health department of PMC has prevented hospitals from depositing waste in the lake.

Hospitals found a new method to deposit their waste in river banks, near to hills and unsettled areas. But most of these areas are blessed with biodiversity with varieties of plants, trees and habitats for many living beings. Most importantly polluting river water with medical can cause far reaching health problems in the city. Hospitals send their wastes in ambulances or other vehicles to deposit it in such areas. Most of these depositions are happening in midnights, to escape from society’s eyes. Most of the mornings produce nasty smell in the villages and irks its residents.

The river is flowing through different villages and important parts of Panvel city. If river water is polluted by medical wastes, this not only affects the villages where it is deposited but also parts of villages and city through which the river is flowing. Many villagers are using this river water for various purposes. Many tribal families are depended on the river water and its wealth. Many health problems are predicted through these wastes, as they are infectious and dangerous in nature.

Jainamma Raju, a resident of Chiple village, said “we are residing near to the river and villagers use this water for many purpose. Continues deposition of waste materials in the banks of river is polluting the river. Medical wastes are the most dangerous. We are feared to go near the river, as its banks produce very nasty smells. Hospitals have to be controlled by authorities in depositing the wastes.”

Dileep Kadam, Chief health inspector of PMC, said “our department is taking all steps avoid problems and instruct hospitals to manage their waste without adverse effects”


2 comments on “Throwing medical waste into river banks

  1. fred
    February 20, 2014


    • fred
      February 20, 2014

      stupid moter of butt

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