The KMC solid waste management department workers, along with specialized personnel from private agencies, will collect bio-medical waste from quarantined households every Tuesday and Friday. The drive will start later this week.
TOI had reported that after the Centre’s revised home-isolation policy for mild and asymptomatic patients was accepted by the state, bio-medical waste disposal from these homes posed a challenge. A notice was sent to the KMC commissioner from the State Urban Development Agency on Monday requesting him to arrange for household collection of bio-medical waste.
Six other municipal corporations — Bidhannagar, Asansol, Chandernagore, Durgapur, Howrah and Siliguri — will also start such collection soon.
Source: Times of India