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Is there a law for curbing noise pollution in hospitals?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta,  10 September 2019
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Yes. The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as “Noise Rules, 2000) has been enacted and enforced in India with the object to regulate and control noise producing and generating sources with the objective of maintaining the ambient air quality standards in respect of noise.

Noise Rules, 2000 are also applicable on hospitals. The Noise Rules, 2000 have defined hospitals as an institution for the reception and care of sick, wounded, inform or aged persons and includes government or private hospitals, nursing homes and clinics.

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