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The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) on Monday inspected fine two city-based hospitals for flouting biomedical waste management rules.

The fine was imposed after the GMC constituted a team to check safe disposal of biomedical wastes by all the hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and laboratories of the city.

This was done after several incidents of used personal protective equipment (PPE) were reportedly being found in city dustbins.

The team headed by GMC joint commissioner Pulak Mahanta inspected Critical Care Hospital, Excel Care Hospital, Ayursundra Hospital and Akansha Hospital.

During the inspection, it was found that Critical Care Hospital did not comply with the biomedical waste management rules.

The hospital was fined an amount of Rs 50,000.

The team also found that licence renewal of the hospital is pending, there was no logbook of waste management and the biomedical waste and general waste were not segregated by the hospital.

The team also fined Akansha Hospital Rs 30,000 for not maintaining a logbook of waste management and not segregating biomedical waste and general waste.

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