- E-Coli Waste Management System is the market leader to provide services related to Biomedical Waste collection‚ transportation‚ final disposal and Hazardous Waste Management in Healthcare unit‚ Pharmaceutical Industries and also to all major Hospitals in and around Ahmedabad city.
- The company E-Coli Waste Management System having its work units-I at Saket Industrial- Estate‚ Village: Moraiya‚ Taluka: Sanand, Dist: Ahmedabad‚ State: Gujarat. & Unit-II at Sabar Industrial Park Pvt. Ltd. vill: asal‚ Tal : Bhiloda‚ Dist: sabarkantha, state: Gujarat.
- E-Coli Waste Management System was established on 1st June‚ 2001.
- E-Coli Waste Management System is Established & managed by a team well experienced and techno legal background personnel´s having vast experience of microbiology‚ environment pollution control field.
- E-Coli Waste Management System is deployed with modern equipments to provide efficient and cost effective solution for Biomedical Waste effective disposal by Incineration‚ as per Biomedical Waste Rules-1998.
- E-Coli Waste Management System aware the people regarding waste management and provide legal guidelines required for obtain authorization from (GPCB) Gujarat Pollution Control Board for Biomedical waste guidelines.
- E-Coli Waste Management System presently has provided their services more than 2000 members including hospitals‚ Pharmaceutical industries, Chemical -industries & small healthcare units.
E-coli Waste ManagementSystem have already obtain the necessary certificate from gujart pollution control board for both units.
What is BMW Rules?
What is BMW & Rules
Bio Medical Waste means Any solid and/or liquid waste including its container and any intermediate product‚ which is generated during the diagnosis‚ treatment or immunization of human beings or animals or in research pertaining thereto or in the production or testing thereof. Bio Medical waste consists of human anatomical waste like tissues‚ organs‚ body parts‚
animal wastes generated during research‚ from veterinary hospitals‚ microbiology and biotechnology wastes‚ waste sharps‚ hypodermic needles‚ syringes‚ scalpels‚ broken glass‚ discarded medicines and cyto-toxic drugs‚ soiled waste‚ such as dressing, bandages‚ plaster casts‚ material contaminated with blood‚ tubes‚ catheters‚ liquid waste from any of the infected areas‚ incineration ash and other chemical wastes.
Several health hazards are associated with poor management of bio-medical wastes like injury from sharps to staff and waste handlers associated with the health care establishments. Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) of patients due to spread of various infection. Occupational risk associated with hazardous chemicals‚ drugs‚ unauthorized repackaging and sale of disposable items and unused/date expired drugs.
The Bio-medical waste (Management & Handling Rules), 1998 is applicable to all persons, who generate‚ collect‚ receive‚ store‚ transport‚ treat‚ dispose or handle bio-medical waste in any form. The occupier of an institution generating bio-medical waste is required to take all steps to ensure that such waste is handled without any adverse effect on human health and the environment.
Occupier in relation to any institution generating bio-medical waste, which includes the hospital‚ nursing home‚ dispensary‚ clinic, veterinary institution‚ animal house‚ pathological laboratory‚ blood bank‚ means a person who has control over that institution or its premises.
- Wastes such as needles‚ syringes, scalpels‚ blades‚ glass‚ etc.‚ are required to undergo chemical treatment‚ autoclaving or shredding.
- Solid waste items contaminated with blood and body fluids including cotton‚ dressing, soiled plaster casts‚ bedding and other materials are to be treated by incineration‚ autoclaving or micro waving.
- Solid wastes generated from disposable items such as tubes‚ catheters, intravenous sets are to be disinfected by chemical treatment or micro waving mutilation or shredding.
AT E-COLI WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THE COLLECTION OF BIO-MEDICAL WASTE IS DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH DIRECTIONS CONTAINED IN THE NOTIFICATION OF BMW RULES AS PER THE PROVISIONS OF THE BMW RULES '98 - BY (GPCB).
- Waste is segregated and clearly labeled at source. It is mandatory that Bio hazard symbol must be clearly seen on the bins collecting biomedical waste. This is the most important step in handling waste and mainly from the patient care areas.
- A system of colour code for containers and types of waste should be followed. Appropriate containers or bag holders should be placed in all locations where particular categories of waste may be generated. Instructions on waste separation and identification should be posted at each waste collection point to remind staff of the procedures. Containers should be removed when they are three-quarters full. Ideally the plastic bags should be made of combustible‚ non-halogenated plastics.
- Staff should never attempt to correct errors of segregation by removing items from a bag or container after disposal or by placing one bag inside another bag of a different colour.
- Waste should be collected daily (or as frequently as required) and transported to designated central storage site. Nursing and other clinical staff should ensure that waste bags are tightly closed or sealed when they are about three-quarters full. Bags should not be closed by stapling. The bags or containers should be replaced immediately with new
- Waste must be transported away from the areas of generation at regular intervals or every morning. Breakdowns in transport will play wide spread havoc on the entire system and therefore back-up staff and equipment must be planned for‚ and made available.
- Transport of waste from areas of generation must be done only by designated staffs‚ aware of the hazards of the material they handle and of protective measures to be taken. They should be provided with adequate personal protective equipment and should be instructed to report any injury to the medical authorities.
- Untreated biomedical waste shall be transported only in specially designed vehicles. No untreated bio-medical waste shall be stored beyond a period of 48 hours.
- If for any reasons it becomes necessary to store the waste beyond a period of 48 hours‚ permission from the prescribed authority (Pollution Control Board and Pollution Control Committee‚ established by the Government of every State and Union Territory) must be taken‚ and it must be ensured that it does not adversely affect human health and the environment.
- Before final disposal‚ infectious waste must be subjected to treatment with either heat or chemicals. Non-infectious waste need not be treated.
Our firm is approved by Gujarat Pollution Control Board‚ Gandhinagar & we have obtain necessary certification from GPCB like Consent To Establish‚ Consent To Operate and Bio Medical Waste Authorization.
Our Valuable Clients
At present company has provide their services to Pharmaceutical Sectors
- All Members of IMA Ahmedabad‚ Surendranagar‚ Sabarkantha‚
- Cadila Pharmaceuticals ltd.‚ Dholka
- Intas Pharmaceutical Ltd.‚ Sarkhej-Bavla Highway
- Intas Biopharma ltd.- Sarkhej-Bavla Highway.
- Zydus Cadila — Sarkhej- Bavla Highway
- Micro Labs Ltd.- changodar‚ ahmedabad
- Claris Life science Ltd.- Sarkhej-Bavla Highway
- Celestial Biological Ltd, Sarkhej-Bavla Highway
- Dishman Pharmaceutical Ltd.‚ Sanand-Bavla Highway
- J.J. Parikh Pharmaceutical Ltd., Sarkhej, Ahmedabad
- Saga Laboratory, Vatwa, Ahmedabad
- Zydus R & D Center— Moraiya — Sarkhej — Bavla Highway.
- Indian Institute of Advance Research - ( Puri Foundation )
- Triokka Pharmaceuticals Ltd. — Ahmedabad.
- SGS India Ltd. — Ahmedabad
- B.A. Research Ltd. — Ahmadabad
- Xcelris Lab Limited — Ahmedabad.
- Zydus Biologics Ltd. — Changodar‚ Sanand.
- Nirma Ltd. — Sachana — Viramgam — Surendranagar.
- Piramal Pharmaceuticals — Pharma SEZ
- Amneal Pharmaceuticals — Rajoda Near Bavla, AhmedabadMontage Pharmaceutics — Himatnagar — S.K. District
- Martin & Harris Pvt. Ltd. - Ahmedabad
- Swiss Parenterals Pvt. Ltd. — Bavla Ahmedabad
- Maan Pharmaceuticls Ltd. — Mahesana
- Famy Care Ltd. — Pharmez — SEZ, Sarkhej-Bavla Highway-Ahm.
- CRPF — Ghandinagar — Ahmedabad.
- UNISON Pharmaceuticals — Village Moraya,- Ahmedabad.
- TATA Motors Ltd.-NANO Plant — Sanand — Dist.: Ahmedabad.
What is Biomedical waste?
"Bio-Medical Waste" means any waste‚ which is generated during the diagnosis‚ treatment or immunization of human beings or animals or in research activities pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biological.
What is Health Care waste?
Apart from the hospital waste‚ it is the waste originating from ´minor´ or ´scattered´ sources- such as that produced in the course of healthcare undertaken in the health care establishments like laboratories‚ blood banks etc.‚ and including home care (dialysis‚ insulin‚ injections‚ etc.).
Why one has to be concerned about BioMedical Waste?
Hospital waste management is part of hospital hygiene and maintenance activities. General hospital hygiene is a prerequisite for good medical waste management. A part of the hospital waste is hazardous and may cause a threat to health and life not only to patients and staff but also to the community at large. Besides the effect of hospital/clinical waste on hospital personnel and patients within the hospital‚ the impact on human health and environment outside the hospital is also important.
Is it a serious issue?
Yes‚ the improper handling‚ treatment or disposal of waste leads to serious problems:
The unsegregated and untreated infectious waste (15-20%) will convert the entire non infectious general waste (70-80%) into infectious waste. The disposal of hospital waste in municipal dumpsite leads to cows feeding on the blood soaked cotton and plastics, and this in turn leads to bovine tuberculosis through milk‚ ineffective disinfection or sterilization during treatment can also cause spread of infection amongst hospital, municipal workers and the general public. Increase in incidence and prevalence of diseases like AIDS‚ Hepatitis B&C‚ tuberculosis and other infectious diseases is due to inappropriate use‚ storage‚ treatment‚ transport and disposal of biomedical waste cats‚ rats‚ mosquitoes‚ flies and stray dog menace.
Why so much hue and cry about hospital waste?
The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India‚ has notified the Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 1998 with subsequent amendments (March 6th and June 2nd 2000).
Who all come under the purview of the BMW Rules?
Every occupier of an institution generating, collecting‚ receiving, treating‚ disposing and handling biomedical waste‚ should comply with the rules within the stipulated time. This includes all clinics, dispensaries‚ laboratories‚ blood banks treating more than 1000 patients per month.
What are the benefits of waste management?
Waste management leads to cleaner and healthier surroundings, Incidence of nosocomial infections reduces‚ and Cost of infection control within the hospital reduces. Disease and death due to reuse and repackaging of infectious disposables is eliminated. Low incidence of Occupational health hazards. Segregation and appropriate treatment of medical waste reduces cost of waste management and generates revenue.
Where should I dispose the segregated and treated waste?
The segregated waste should be treated on site (if the hospital has the provisions) or it has to be given to a common biomedical waste treatment facility provider.
Why should I segregate waste?
There is an urgent need to keep the infectious waste stream separate from noninfectious waste stream. Source segregation should be practiced so that the amount of
What are the hazards to health care personnel?
Needle stick injuries, cuts and bruises from blades and other sharp instruments in healthcare establishments can lead to severe infection and death among healthcare personnel. Infections can also be contracted due to contact with patients, blood, sputum, urine, stools and other body fluids. Allergy due to fumes and particulate matter and hazards while administering radioactive and cyto-toxic treatment can also cause disability and death among healthcare workers.
What are Sharps?
Sharps consist of Needles‚ Scalpels‚ Blades‚ Broken Glass etc.‚ which have the capability to injure by piercing and cutting the Skin.
What is Needle Stick injury?
Injuries caused by needles are generally known as Needle stick injuries
What is Infectious waste?
Infectious wastes are human tissues‚ anatomical waste‚ organs, body parts‚ placenta‚ animal waste (tissues/cell cultures)‚ any pathological/surgical waste‚ microbiology and biotechnology waste (cultures, stocks, specimens of microorganisms‚ live or attenuated vaccines‚ etc). Cyto-toxic pathological wastes are included too‚ soiled waste (swabs‚ bandages‚ mops‚ any item contaminated with blood or body fluids)
What are Infectious Plastics?
IV tubes / bottles‚ tubing´s‚ gloves‚ aprons‚ blood bags / urine bags‚ drains in disposable plastic containers‚ endo-tracheal tubes‚ microbiology and biotechnology waste and other laboratory waste in disposable plastics.
What is Cyto-toxic waste?
This is the waste generated from the treatment of cancerous cells.
What is a Common Waste treatment facility?
Common Medical Waste Treatment Facility is safe collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of biomedical waste by either an entrepreneur.
Can I handover the General waste of the hospital to the Municipal authorities?
Yes‚ you can but only if you have separated it at source and it is not contaminated. Remember‚ even food waste can be contaminated. So‚ if you suspect that any kind of the waste is contaminated and infectious‚ first treat it appropriately not just routinely but make sure the waste is actually decontaminated and no longer a health hazard. Thereafter‚ you can handover to the municipal authorities. Normally infectious waste cannot be so easily decontaminated within the healthcare establishment and that´s the reason the common facility operator picks up your infectious waste and transports it in a safe way to an offsite facility and treats and decontaminates the waste. However‚ if your HCE has on-site facility/facilities to properly decontaminate and treat the different kinds of wastes generated in your HCE‚ then you can handover the treated hospital waste to the municipal authorities for secured land filling.
How do I minimize waste?
By Source reduction (avoiding wastage)‚ Use of recyclables(e.g. using sterilizable glass ware), Purchasing policy(purchasing non-PVC healthcare equipment )‚ Segregation at source (separating biomedical plastics‚ glass, metal at source for autoclaving & shredding each category separately before recycling)‚ Stock management (inventorying regularly and replacing IV fluids‚ blood and drugs so that there is no wastage due to spoilage)
How do I treat the Wastes with Multiple characteristics?
There are some wastes with multiple characteristics that fall into more than one category e.g. Radioactive sharps‚ plastic IV tubes with cyto-toxics. They need to be managed with caution. These wastes should be treated first for the hazardous waste component‚ and once the hazard is removed‚ then it can be treated as infectious metal sharps‚ glass‚ plastic, pathological etc.‚ and treated accordingly.
What happens if Plastics are dumped in an Incinerator?
Plastics, especially chlorinated plastics‚ when incinerated at low temperature release toxic carcinogenic gases like Dioxins and Furans.
Apart from the segregating and disposing aspects‚ do I have to maintain any Records?
- An Annual Report has to be submitted to the State Pollution control board by 31st Jan every year, to include the categories of waste and their quantification. So this involves daily quantification of waste. The Air and Water Consent forms should also be filed.
- Every authorized person has to maintain records related to generation‚ collection‚ reception‚ storage‚ transportation‚ treatment‚ disposal and/or any form of handling of biomedical waste‚ and be subject to inspection and verification at any time.
- If any accident occurs at any institution or the site‚ the authorized person shall forthwith record in the stipulated form.
What is Authorization fee?
This is for grant of authorization for generating waste, which has to be treated later. The Authorization is granted for a period of 3 years‚ or the case may be‚ including an initial trial period of one year from the date of issue by the State Pollution Control boards.
Who is prescribed Authority?
The State Pollution Control Board is the Prescribed Authority (in case of states) and Pollution Control Committee (in case of Union territory).
Should I use a plastic liner>
Yes‚ if it is infectious waste‚ the general waste could be disposed in cardboard boxes.
How do I dispose Sharps?
Sharps should be contained in a Sharps pit‚ or could be encapsulated in Plaster of Paris‚ Concrete etc.
Hospital waste management who´s responsibility is it Doctors?
Nurses ?‚ Cleaning staff?
It is a collective initiative and shared responsibility of all viz.‚ doctors‚ nurses‚ cleaning staff‚ all employees and administrators.
What about Radioactive waste?
Radio active waste from medical establishments may be stored under carefully controlled conditions until the level of radioactivity is so low that they may be treated as other waste. Special care is needed when old equipment containing radio active source is being discarded. An expert advice should be taken into account.