State-of-the-art disposal plant to end GMC’s bio-medical waste woes


The commissioning of the new state-of-the-art bio-medical waste disposal plant in the Goa Medical College complex at Bambolim on Thursday is expected to end the problem of bio-medical waste disposal at least of the premiere health institution of the state.
The dean of the GMC, Dr Viney Jindal, informed ‘The Navhind Times’ that the new bio-medical waste disposal plant has been set up using the French technology that is globally accepted.
The new plant would help the GMC authorities in disposal of their bio-medical waste and relieve them from anxiety and problems they faced in recent past due to non-functioning of the old plant.
Dr Jindal informed that there was no need to segregate the waste, including sharp needles, syringes, etc before disposal in the new plant. The new plant shreds the material into small pieces and autoclaves.
The plant has a capacity to handle up to 150 kilogrammes of bio-medical waste per cycle, said the GMC dean adding that each cycle for disposal lasts up to 50 minutes and on completion of cycle the waste is compressed into 20 kilogrammes of ash, which would be disposed off in pits in the GMC complex.
The plant constructed at the cost of Rs 4.5 crore, would be able to handle around 800 kilogrammes of bio-medical waste per day and would take care of the entire bio-medical waste generated in the GMC, informed the GMC dean. [NT]