Indore: Doctor fined Rs 25,000 for throwing dispensary waste in public bin

Indore: A doctor was fined with Rs 25,000 on Saturday by the IMC for throwing his clinic's waste in a public litter bin on a footpath outside SGSITS College.According to IMC official, health officer Vivek Gangrade was on his round in his area when he found litter falling out of a bin outside SGSITS College. The litter consisted of dispensary letter pad, medicine packets etc, which should not have been put in a public bin. Gangrade ordered chief sanitary inspector Ashish Kapse to investigate the matter and it was found that the entire litter belonged to Dr Malay Kumat, who runs a clinic in Yeshwant Niwas Road area.

On the order of additional commissioner Rajneesh Kasera, the IMC team took action against the doctor and called him on the spot and slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on him.The team also explained to the doctor that litter bins on the road are for public use and throwing garbage of a house or clinic is prohibited. They also advised Dr Kumat to throw his dispensary litter in the garbage collection van which collects garbage door to door.

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