As we know the Nagpur citizens are reeling under the difficult situation of COVID-19 as it has posed another threat in the form of COVID-19 waste. The city is in red zone in terms of the impact of COVID-19.At present many people are confined in isolation and thousands of frontline workers are involved in the treatment of it.The waste coming out of these Covid hospitals and quarantine centres is being termed as Covid waste.
The waste includes leftovers.PPE kits, masks, gloves syringes are destroyed under the prescribed guidelines. As per information, about 40000 kg of COVID-19 waste has been destroyed. The work is going on under the guidelines of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).
The wastes are burnt at the incinerator plant at Bhandewadi.As per information, the civic authority has given this responsibility to Super Hygienic Disposal Company. The company has engaged 15 employees in this work. And 7 days of duty has been arranged for this. The MPCB has issued guidelines regarding COVID-19 that COVID waste should be destroyed with caution.Hema Deshpande, Sub Regional Officer MPCB said that every hospital has to follow the guidelines and any negligence will face action.