Press Release from Additional Director (West), Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Department

Gyalshing, September 23: One-day workshop on Biomedical Waste Management for Field Veterinarians under RKVY 2020-2021 was organized by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services for West District at Training Hall, District Veterinary Hospital Gyalshing today.

The workshop was attended by Dr. N.M.Cintury (Additional Director, West) and all the field officers of West District. The resource person for the one-day workshop was Smt. Sabitri Gurung, Deputy Director (Sanitation), Dept. of Health & Family Welfare and Shri. Sancha Hang Limboo from Geyzing Nagar Panchayat.

The workshop commenced with a welcome address by Dr. Pramada Gurung (Veterinary Officer), DVH Gyalshing.

The gathering was then, addressed by the Additional Director (West) highlighting a few major points regarding the burial pits to be constructed at different Veterinary Hospitals and the functioning of the Bio-Medical Waste Carrier Van stationed at District Veterinary Hospital Geyzing for transport of the waste to the final disposal site.

Deputy Director (Sanitation), briefly discussed all the types of waste and their categorization. She explained the management of Bio-Medical Waste including the collection, segregation, disinfection, storage, transportation, and safe disposal of the waste. Measures for waste minimization and coordination between hospitals and outside agencies were also discussed.

Shri Sancha Hang Limboo, Geyzing Nagar Panchayat talked regarding Solid Waste Management in both Rural and Urban Areas. Collection and segregation of waste were discussed mainly focusing on recycling plastic waste.

The workshop was very productive and all the queries of field officers were cleared by the resource person.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Seema Rai (Deputy Director).

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