Delhi Ayurveda Clinic closed for Violation of Biomedical Waste rules: NGT tells doctor to approach DPCC
New Delhi: Responding to a petition filed by an Ayurveda doctor whose clinic was closed after violation of Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016; the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the practitioner to submit his viewpoint before the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson justice Adarsh Kumar Goel allowed the petitioner, Saleem, to appear before the DPCC on November 14 at 11.00 am to present his case so that the pollution monitoring body may pass a fresh order in the matter.
"Till then, the impugned order (of DPCC) may be treated as a notice to the appellant to which he may furnish a written response for consideration by the DPCC," the bench said.
The petitioner had approached the NGT challenging the October 4 order passed by the DPCC for closure of the clinic of the appellant and recovery of environmental compensation for non-compliance of the Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016.
According to the appellant, he is simply having a consultation chamber for ayurvedic treatment, which was not covered by the rules.
The petitioner contended that he did not receive any notice before the impugned order was passed.
Under the Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016, all health care facilities operating in the city, irrespective of the method of treatment and the quantity of the waste generated, have to seek authorisation from the DPCC.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had directed all States and Union Territories to observe the bio-medical waste management or pay a fat sum of Rs 1 crore every month till the non-compliance lingers in their region.
Earlier, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) had directed a small dental clinic situated in the south Delhi area to pay a penalty of Rs 14.30 Lakh on account of operating without obtaining/ applying for mandatory Authorization under Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules
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