After 14 Years of successful service, IMAGE has grown to be the largest Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility (CBWTF) in the country. It houses all the modern equipment required for the Biomedical waste treatment and disposal in a common facility and a fleet of 53 specially designed GPS enabled vehicles (trucks) which collect and transport biomedical waste from all the affiliated health care facilities in Kerala, criss-crossing the length and breadth of the state every day, confirming to all the legal regulations and statutes of the land. The treatment facility now boasts of exponential growth, adding to its repertoire, Four more incinerators (Now, total 5 Biomedical waste Incinerators with 1,500 Kh/ Hr total capacity) being connected with Online Continuous Stack Emission Monitoring System (OCEMS), Four more autoclaves (Now, total 5 Autoclaves each with 1,000 Ltr/ cycle capacity), Two plastic shredders, Two plastic shredding cum washing machines, Two tube cutting machines, Two hydraulic bundling machines, Two bottle sorting machines, One glass bottle powdering machine, One sharps shredding machine, conveyor system at plastic processing sheds, a cluster of concrete sharp pits, vast facility for storage of incineration ash, a most modern effluent water treatment plant with a treatment capacity of 4.5 lakhs litres per day, rain water harvesting system etc.The plant has been monitored 24 hours by Surveillance cameras.
As of today, IMAGE covers every nook and corner of the state ensuring prompt collection of biomedical waste through a highly efficient logistics network which when combined with the assemblage of most modern treatment and disposal mechanisms ensure most effective transportation, scientific treatment and disposal. As on 31.03.2018, a total of 11,776 health care establishments are affiliated to IMAGE. This amounts to a total bed strength of about 120,000. Presently IMAGE handles more than 90% of the biomedical waste generated in Kerala.