Biomedical waste from quarantine homes remain a potential hazard

Hindustan Times | Apr 4, 2020 at 5:05 AM
  • Thousands of people across India, who are suspected of being potential carriers of the deadly coronavirus, have been advised by doctors to stay in home quarantine for 14 days.
  • The Central Pollution Control Board has tagged these wastes – masks and gloves – generated from quarantined homes as ‘domestic hazardous waste and has issued guidelines on how to handle them.
  • Experts have raised doubts over what is happening on the ground and whether the guidelines of the CPCB and state pollution control boards are being properly implemented.