BY – PRISITA DAS
All human activities end up in garbage. We are all aware that this waste can be toxic and must be disposed of properly. Water, soil and air are polluted by industrial waste, sewage and agricultural waste. Humans and the environment may be at risk. Similarly, hospitals and other health facilities produce large amounts of waste that could expose people to diseases, especially HIV, hepatitis B and C, and tetanus. India generates more than three million tons of medical waste per year, and this volume is expected to increase by 8% each year. We have a young leader who is still trying to tackle this problem.
Today we have a conversation with Mr. Bipin Bihari Sarangi, a young leader who is constantly working to solve the problem of biomedical waste.
Mr. Bipin Bihari Sarangi is currently the Director of Mediaid Marketing Services Private Limited. Along with this, he served as a Director of Utkal Envirocare Solution Private Limited and Max Tech Equipments & Consultants Private Limited. He got his BTech from Delhi Engineering College, where he graduated in 1995. He then completed a six-month course in biomedical waste management. After studying the new regulations, he planned to enter the biomedical waste management industry in 1998.
Through in-house technology development, Mediaid has grown with coordinated planning and an objective vision of a clean, green and healthy environment. The fundamental principle of the group, that biomedical waste must be disposed of appropriately in order to achieve the objective, is supported by strong multidisciplinary working groups led by renowned engineers and managed by seasoned professionals. Private Indian company Mediaid, which has been in existence since 2005, focuses on biomedical waste management systems. The management of all infectious and non-infectious biomedical waste produced by healthcare establishments is carried out by Mediaid in an efficient, cost-effective and secure manner.
The practical use of the latest mechanical and electronic technology has given us knowledge and skills. Mediaid is now recognized as one of the industry leaders in biomedical waste management through extensive research and development. For the correct disposal of different types of biological waste, Mediaid has a wide variety of standardized solutions. From source sorting of waste to final disposal and treatment, Medi Aid offers solutions.
He says the two services provided by this brand – mechanized laundry service and medical waste management – are the most crucial aspects of the hospital industry. He introduced the first automated laundry services in this area of Odisha in 2010. He believes that hospitals need to manage their waste properly as viral diseases can appear. Therefore, they must be disposed of in a proper and scientific manner. They have three factories in Sundergarh, Berhampur and Cuttack.
They are accompanied by 28 vans which transport waste from all the hospitals to the plant site every day. According to the requirements of the red, yellow and blue pollution color code, the transport vans contain several disposal bins. Collected objects must be disposed of as soon as possible to prevent the spread of possible viral diseases caused by garbage.
Waste management, in Mr. Sarangi’s opinion, has a bright future in Odisha. For the people, this is a safe position. The only activity we can observe is that of seasonal biomedical waste. Therefore, we must work actively and safely.
Finally, he adds that although providing waste management services is not an easy profession, once you understand how it works, you may be able to succeed. People should know how to use waste to generate income so that they can grow. Therefore, young entrepreneurs should think carefully before entering this industry. They shouldn’t think of it as a garbage management job and should instead enjoy their craft.