Improper dumping of medical waste make residents furious
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Improper dumping of medical waste make residents furious

The used injections and needles were dumped on the road

Improper dumping of medical waste make residents furious

An incident of improper, careless and hazardous dumping of medical waste such as used injections and needles was reported on January 20, 2022 near Navjeevan International School, Bhangel, Noida Sector 110. A resident of the area shared a video on twitter. As per the residents, this school is used as a vaccination center by Noida Authority.

He shared a tweet, "जय हिंद वंदे मातरम, मां भारती का सेवक रोशन गुप्ता,  आज सुबह में मॉर्निंग वॉक पर जा रहा था, कितनी लापरवाही हो रही है कृपया  आपसे निवेदन है इसे जल्द से जल्द हटाया जाए इस पर सख्त से सख्त कार्रवाई  की जाए."

The used injections and needles were dumped on the road, which is a health hazard to not only area residents but also to the stray animals. This is happening even though the cases of Covid-19 infection are increasing day by day in the city. Noida Authority has issued guidelines for dumping medical waste in the city, however, brazen violation of these guidelines was seen here. As per the authority, masks used by patients should be disinfected using an ordinary bleach solution and then  disposed off by burning or deep burial. People are advised to wear surgical masks which should be disposed of within 6-8 hours.

Rajiva Singh, President NOFAA says, "It is important to have a safe and sustainable management of biomedical waste in our city. Also, it is the social and legal responsibility of citizens to support and be involved in health-care activities like vaccination programs. Such irresponsible disposal of medical waste dilutes our and Noida Authority's efforts in making Noida clean. Proper awareness is needed among those who are responsible for this incident."

On the same day, another incident was reported in sector 122 of garbage dumping on the road of Sector 122, Noida. Anupam Oberoi, a resident of shared a tweet, "आज की सफाई कर्मचारी हड़ताल ने  नोएडा के सेक्टर 122 में अतंक मचा दिया, कुड़ा नहीं उठने की हड़ताल तुम,  कुड़ा फेला देने की नहीं .. यह अपराध है वे कुड़ा फैलाने के लिए ट्रैकटर  लाए."

He says, "In my sector, I don't know why the sweepers are not working. This morning, an incident happened where a few sweepers came on a tractor and dumped the waste on the roads of Sector 122. We are not clear whether the sweepers are on strike or what but the Authority should take the responsibility of sanitation."