In an attempt to make a partial relief from the mounting waste disposal difficulties, a new incinerator will start functioning at the Kozhikode Medical College soon.
The incinerator was installed with the fund from the Hospital Development Society (HDS).
HDS member Saleem Madavoor advised’City Express’ that the society has allotted’15 lakh towards the costs which will be acquired for the installation works.
An official of this medical college said that an expert group, deputed from SIDCO, has visited the medical college to review the principal arrangements.
The work order was awarded to SIDCO and an agreement was signed between the health care college authorities and SIDCO officials three weeks ago.
The medical college official added that the works of this incinerator are finished and setup works will start within few days. When the new incinerator begins operating, the waste disposal problems will be partly addressed. The incinerator which has a potential of burning 150 kg of waste, will dispose of the residue generated by the medical college hospital.
Meanwhile, the medical college will continue to grapple with the waste being generated from the Institute of Maternal and Child Health (IMCH) and Super Specialty block because the incinerator for these blocks, which are proposed at a price of’63.5 lakh from the state authorities still remains on newspapers. If the incinerator becomes a reality around 5,000 kg of waste can be disposed everyday.
advice from: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/Waste-Woes-Medical-College-Gets-Partial-Relief/2015/07/17/article2924500.ece