Dumping garbage nearby houses, inadequate cleaning creates major health hazard in Old City

Old city and its slums living condition is totally unhygienic and serious health hazard to the people residing in these thickly populated habitats. It's a naked truth that collection and lifting of household garbage and trashing it on daily basis are lacking and no proper mechanism is observed clearly in the old city areas.
In fact, most parts of old city have been reeling under this problem for years. Poor people in slums are unable to pay the door-to-door garbage collection scheme as they have to pay a monthly service charge which is nearly 40 rupees per month. Instead, they dispose the garbage at street corners, open plots or even in the storm water drains.
As a result, one sees that street corners in areas such as Hassannagar, Fatimanagar, Bandlaguda, Hafeez Babanagar C block, Teegalkunta and Suleimannagar have been reduced into garbage dumping grounds. "A rotting smell pervades the neighbourhood. We can't help but bear with it," complains a woman at Fatimanagar.
Similar situation can be seen at Farooqnagar in Falaknuma, Amannagar in Tallabkatta and Shivrampally. Those staying here dump their household waste in vacant lands next to railway tracks. "Being a remote place away from the main roads, the authorities have not provided adequate garbage bins," says Abdul Karim, a vegetable vendor.
Ironically, hillocks around the Falaknuma Palace too are no exception to this problem with people from areas of Bibi ka Chashma disposing their garbage there. Those residing at Biryani Shah Sahab ki Tekri at Kalapather toss the garbage-filled polythene packets around the water reservoir.
Garbage disposal can become efficient here only if household charges are exempted for slums, say many. Garbage is not collected often in Shaheennagar, Sadathnagar, Errakunta and Kothapet where there are no garbage bins. Road sides and open plots have been converted into dumping yards in areas such as Kothapet and Jalpally gram panchayats .
On the other hand, Non-segregation of medical waste and improper training of employees who handle it in most hospitals is resulting in the waste getting mixed up with domestic garbage at street side bins.
In addition to this, clinics that deal with less than 1,000 patients a month are not mandated to tie up with companies for safe disposal of bio-medical waste, because of this, disposal of the waste and used instruments is not recorded and there are chances of their being dumped along with the garbage.
Either way, it results in ragpickers picking up used syringes and needles and other medical waste and selling them in the scrap market. On the other hand, children belongs to old city use to play in the streets may use these syringes for playing and it might be dangerous to their lives, the streets which are filled with garbage and open main holes are major safety concern to the innocents, as they don't have any play ground or open space to play and enjoy outdoor games.
Stray dogs, which are another commonest common animal in old city, use to gather in the dumping garbage for the leftover food and while chasing each other and fighting may risk the residents and children, who are at the time present on those places.
GHMC has to take serious steps for lifting and collection of household garbage on daily basis and has to increase garbage bins in old city areas, so that people can throw their garbage in the bins. There is a need to counsel the slum area people to use the bins instead of throwing garbage on roads, in the main holes or in an open space.
Source: Vishwas News



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