Srinagar, July 23 -- It is disturbing to learn that authorities are sitting over a major health hazard in form of bio-medical waste generated from hospitals in Kashmir. The hazardous items in form of syringes, gauze, viles and all disposal material coming out of operation theatres deserve to be treated as per the highest disposal norms keeping in view the national and international mechanisms adopted to tackle such waste. However, in Kashmir, nothing seems to be moving ahead in terms of this major threat which sees inroads in garbage dumps where it is lifted by garbage collectors and others to sell as waste material. The other hospital waste is being thrown into rivers or lakes in the city which has been an issue of concern for environmen...