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Is there a law for curbing noise pollution in hospitals?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta,  28 August 2020
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Yes. The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as “Noise Rules, 2000) were enacted and enforced in India with the aim to regulate and control noise producing and generating sources in order to maintain 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, infirm or aged persons and includes government or private hospitals, nursing homes and clinics.

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