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Bio-Medical Waste Management System

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Indian Medical Association, Kerala State Branch, established IMAGE, a state-of-the art Common Biomedical Waste Treatment and Disposal Facility at Palakkad and it was commissioned on 14th December 2003. IMAGE was conceived and launched to support healthcare providers to overcome the challenges posed by the responsibilities laid down in the Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 1998.

IMAGE (Indian Medical Association Goes Eco-friendly), the biomedical waste treatment and disposal project of the Indian Medical Association has been wrought with challenges. IMAGE is unique in conception and execution. The project is a testimony of the grit, determination and social commitment of the Indian Medical Association. I.M.A by its persistence has achieved resounding success by overcoming the difficulties in dealing with a ravaging issue of biomedical waste in the state of Kerala. The story of IMAGE is a reflection of public trust and the unshakable faith in IMA's credentials. IMAGE is an institution of excellence and is now renowned as "THE KERALA MODEL" having catapulted God's Own Country ahead of other states in the field of Biomedical Waste Management.


The Indian Medical Association – Kerala State Branch has taken up the challenge of disposal of hospital waste by establishing a Common Biomedical Waste Treatment and Disposal Facility at Palakkad in accordance with the provision of the Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 1998 and with the approval of Kerala State Pollution Control Board.

IMA in 2002 decided to start 4 Biomedical waste management plants in each zones of state of Kerala (North, Middle, Middle East & South Zones) as per the request of Govt. of Kerala in 2002. In a state where land is at a premium and the fragile geological parameters which makes the disposal of biomedical waste a difficult proposition, and also due to the social stigma behind such waste treatment plants, IMA could only establish one plant (IMAGE Plant at Palakkad) which has been able to provide comprehensive solution to the Biomedical Waste Management woes of the health care facilities functioning in Kerala.
at the time of its inception in year 2003, had commenced operations with one incinerator, one autoclave, one shredder with a single sharp pit. IMAGE evolved over the years through a sustained expansion program adhering to the needs of its clients by embracing modern technology and equipment. All the districts in the state was brought under the purview of the service rendered by IMAGE in phases. During the initial years of its inception it was the major private hospitals in the state who had benefited from the service of IMAGE. In the year 2005 the Government of Kerala approached IMAGE for extending the coverage to the Government Healthcare Institutions as well. A Memorandum of Understanding was inked between the Government of Kerala and IMAGE bringing all the Government Healthcare Institutions in the purview of the service of IMAGE. The vast expands of the project now renders IMAGE as the largest Common Biomedical Waste Treatment and Disposal facility in INDIA.

IMAGE Office Bearers:

IMAGE is guided by a team of professional doctors, elected from among the members of I.M.A Kerala State Branch, dedicating their knowledge in the field of medicine and the hazards posed by biomedical waste.

The present team of Office Bearers of IMAGE are enlisted below:

State Office Bearers of IMAGE (2021-2022)

IMA State President    IMA State Secretary
Dr. Sulphi N.

State President,

IMA Kerala State Branch 

Gazal, 33 CV Nagar, Sreekaryam Post

Trivandrum - 695017

Tel: 0471-259 1972; 9447387739



Dr. Joseph Benaven

State Secretary,

IMA Kerala State Branch 

Lourde Hospital, Thaliparamba, Kannur

Tel: 0460-2996348, 2204171


IMAGE Chairman


Vice Chairman

Dr. Abraham Varghese 

SANTHOME, Near Municipal Office, Kalamassery, Cochin - 682 033, 

Tel : 0484-2557867
E-mail :

Dr. Rajagopalan Nair

Raj Bhavan, Kunnathumedu

Palakkad - 678013
Tel. 0491-2535676
Mob : 9447645676

Email :

IMAGE Secretary



Dr. Sharafudheen K. P

Villa D1, Misty Hills

Homestead Villas

Panambi, Perinthalmanna-679322

Mob: 96569 93339 (Office)
Tel :  04933 276043 (Hospital)


Dr. Krishnakumar

5/356, Palakkottuvalappil 

Ezhumangad, Arangottukara - 679532

Tel : 9846561097

Email :

Joint Secretary, North East Zone


Joint Secretary, North Zone

Dr.  Velayudhan K.
Ortho Surgeon
Near Dy.SP Office, Court Road
Alathur P.O., Palakkad – 678541
Tel: 04922-225996(R)
Mob: 9447620469

Dr. Sajeev Kumar P.

Padikkathidi House

Mythree Road,Changuvetty P.O.

Edarikode, Malappuram - 676501

Mob: 9387952516


Joint Secretary, Mid Zone


Joint Secretary, South Zone

Dr. Haneesh Meerasa

ENT Surgeon
Govt. General Hospital
Ernakulam - 682011
Mob: 9447528456


Dr. Ramraju. P

‘Madhavom’ , Temple Road
Kayamkulam - 695 502
Mob : 9447124944

Email :



Dist. Representative, Thiruvananthapuram

Dist. Representative, Kollam

Dr. Sidharthan B.

Leena Bhavan, Chemmaruthy

Vadasserikonam, Varkala

Thiruvananthapuram – 695 143

Tel: 0470-269231(R) Mob: 9447076654



Dr. Sen C.R.

'Noopuram', Pada-North

Karunagappally, Kollam - 690518

Mob: 9446122201, 9846043880




Dist. Representative, Pathanamthitta


Dist. Representative, Alappuzha

Dr. Manimaran K.

R.R. Clinic, Mangaram

Pandalam Pathanamthitta - 689501

Tel: 04734 - 254290(R) 252490(H)

Mob: 9447052490

Dr. Subhash K.S.

Koncherry House, Mayithara P.O.

Cherthala, Alappuzha – 688539

Mob: 9847412616 

Dist. Representative, Kottayam


Dist. Representative, Idukki

Dr. Sukumaran T.U.

‘Sreeshylam’, Ettumanoor P.O.


Tel: 0481-2537714

Mob: 9847057714

Dr. Jolly Varghese

St. John’s Hospital

Kattappana, Idukki - 685 515

Tel: 04868-273665 (R) 274230 (H)

Mob: 9447073665


Dist. Representative, Eranakulam


Dist. Representative, Thrissur

Dr. George Tukalan

Flat 2F, Vinayaka Srividya Apartments
Pallichakkala lane, Eroor road
Tripunithura, Ernakulam - 682306
Mob: +91 87541 54531

Dr. Hareendranathan A.M.


Pattamalika Road (East Lane)

Irinjalakkuda, Thrissur – 680121

Mob: 9496755495

Dist. Representative, Palakkad


Dist. Representative, Malappuram

Dr. Rasitha Gireeesh 

Malabar Clinic, Palli Street

Kozhinjampara - 678333

Mob: 8589090130


Dr. Rajesh P.

'Aiswarya', Peeveeaar Metro Village

Kumamkulam P.O., Manjeri,

Malappuram - 676123

Mob: 9745510188, 9496190903


Dist. Representative, Kozhikode


Dist. Representative, Wayanad

Dr. Aneen N. Kutty

10-346 A, Naveenam

Karanthur, Kunnamangalam

Kozhikode – 673571

Mob: 9495188347


Dr. Sunny George Eluvathingal

Nirmala Hospital, Pulpally Post

Wayanad - 673 579

Mob: 9447448848


Dist. Representative, Kannur


Dist. Representative, Kasaragod

Dr. Bennet Chacko

Kundathil, Kannothumchal Road

Kannur - 670006

Mob: 9446296377

Dr. Kishore Kumar T.

Consultant Physician

MAS Complex, Kanhangad

Kasargod – 671 315Mob: 9447469665



The day to day operations of IMAGE is managed by a team of highly dedicated professionals experienced in different facets of management at its Administrative Office, Thiruvananthapuram.


Administrative Office

  1.    Adv. Sunil P.A. - Manager (Administration) 
  2.    Mr. Peter Samuel S. - Manager (Operations)  
  3.    Mrs. Deepa T.C. – Senior Accountant
  4.    Mrs. Priya L. –  Administrative Officer
  5.    Mrs. Sreekala N.C. - Senior Administrative Coordinator
  6.    Mrs. Sreekala L. - Senior Office Executive
  7.    Mrs. Meera R. Venugopal - Customer Relation Executive  
  8.    Mr. Vishnu A.S. - Coordinator, Operations
  9.    Mrs. Aleena Jose - Administrative Assistant
  10.    Mr. Jinish Raj - Operations Assistant 
  11.    Mrs. Sreeja S. - Office Assistant  
  12.    Ms. Abhirami M.S. - Accounts Assistant 
  13.    Mrs. Kumari Shamina V. - Senior Accountant
  14.    Mrs. Aswathy Aneesh - Junior Accountant 
  15.    Mrs. Dhanya Chandran - Office Assistant Trainee
  16.    Mrs. Aparna M.V. - Front Office Executive Trainee 
  17.    Ms. Anjitha P.R. - Environmental Engineer Trainee
  18.    Mr. Silverster T.S. - Operations Assistant Trainee 
  19.    Mr. Sudheer G. - Operations Coordinator Trainee 
  20.    Ms. Delmy Joju - Office Assistant Trainee 
  21.    Mr. Vimal - Guest House Caretaker


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