Chandigarh (Punjab), July 27 -- : To ensure the scientific management of bio-medical waste (BMW), a bar code system is being used in all government and private hospitals across Punjab.

The state's Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that considering BMW as the most hazardous and infectious, bar code system has been implemented thoroughly.

"Tracking GPS systems have also been installed in vehicles that carry the waste to the Common Bio-medical Waste Treatment and Disposal Facility (CBWTF)," read a statement from Information and Public Relations Department, Punjab.

Sidhu said that this mechanism is proving a milestone to save the environment of Punjab and prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and Hepatitis among th...