Whenever we go to the hospital or to see a doctor, we always carry our investigation reports and case file in a handy plastic bag. But, henceforth, if you are staying in Maharashtra, you have to keep in mind, that you should carry the reports in a paper or cloth bag.
On Saturday, like any other day, patients and relatives visited KEM Hospital for their OPD appointments. But, those who were seen carrying plastic bags were stopped at the gate itself. The hospital administration has started to strictly enforce the plastic ban.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Security officer Subhas Wadhave, said, “From today, the government has enforced the plastic ban in the state. So, we have started collecting plastic bags from the patients and their relatives who are coming here to seek treatment. This process of collecting bags from the patients will be an on-going process. We will not levy a fine on the patients or relatives.”
While Yuva Sena Chief, Aditya Thackeray tweeted, “Today onwards the ban on single use disposable plastic comes into force in Maharashtra! This is a historic step towards bettering the lives of all citizens and protecting our environment globally.”
So, henceforth, whenever you are planning to visit the market or the hospital, make sure you carry a paper or a cloth bag with you. Otherwise, you will be penalised Rs 5,000 for using a plastic bag.