UNIDO – Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab
The UNIDO project is aimed at implementing ‘environmentally sound management of medical wastes in India’ with a particular emphasis on reducing in Polychlorinated Dibenzo-Dioxin (PCDD) and Polychlorinated Dibenzo-Furan (PCDF). The project was designed by Ramaiah Group to target and setup a medical waste management information system at grassroot level in the five participating states of Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Punjab by providing model healthcare facilities, strengthening enforcement, and capacity building.
The project was headed by the Ramaiah Group in collaboration with various stakeholders in each State, which include NGOs, the Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility (CBWTF), Indian Medical Association (IMA), and the State Nodal Officer (SNO) or State Technical Assistant (STA).
The Ramaiah group recognised and initiated the project under three components.
- Developed state-specific strategies in medical waste management
- Established model CBWTFs
- Improved logistics
- Created a medical waste management information system
- Set up systems for technology transfer
- Enhanced local manufacturing capacities