Assessment of Biomedical waste management in Amravati (M.S).Journal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.3, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2014-05-30
Authors : Anurag V. Tiwari; Prashant A. Kadu;
Page : 399-402
Keywords : : Bio medical waste; health care waste; Clinical waste.;
Biomedical waste management is of great importance due to its infectious and hazardous nature that can cause undesirable effects on humans and the environment. The objective of this study was Assessment Biomedical Waste Management in Amravati City. A comprehensive Field visit, Interview and questionnaire survey method were implemented to collect information regarding different biomedical waste management aspects, including medical waste generation, segregation and collection, storage, training and education, transportation, disposal, and safety of cleaning personnel. Data was recorded by using an appropriately designed questionnaire containing 28 question regarding general information, handling, segregation, disposal and a health hazard of biomedical waste. Questionnaires were distributed amongst 40 randomly selected authorities of government and private hospitals in Amravati. Responses to the questionnaire were coded and entered into Excel Sheet. Later data was tabulated and analyzed by various statistical methods as per need and results were found out from the collected data.The study revealed that the system of biomedical waste management should be improved and there is lack of necessary knowledge and information regarding biomedical waste management system. During study it was observed that waste is not collected at regular interval. The Segregation of hospital waste plays the key role in the safe and efficient management of biomedical waste, especially infectious wastes from the noninfectious waste resulting in defining and limiting expenditures. Proper segregation of this waste at hospitals is recommended.
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