Studies on Knowledge, Awareness, Attitude and Practice of Biomedical Waste Management in Two Hospitals of Bidar District, KarnatakaJournal: International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Research (IJSER) (Vol.5, No. 8)
Publication Date: 2017-08-05
Authors : Ruta M. Sharma; Murali V. Jadesh;
Page : 128-131
Keywords : Bidar; Health care; Waste management; Knowledge; Awareness; Attitude;
ABSTRACT Medical care plays a vital roleon human health, but the waste generated from medical activities represents a real threatfor nature and human beings. Every day relatively large amount of potentially infectious and hazardous waste is generated in the health care hospitals around the world. Now it is well established fact that there are many adverse and harmful effects to the environment including human being which are caused by the hospital waste generated during the patient care. In present study undertook a survey of practice of bio-medical waste management such as collection, storage, transportation and disposal of biomedical waste. The present study attempted to find out the real state awareness, knowledge, attitude, generation and management of bio-medical waste in Gurunanak and Bhalke Vydehi hospitals of Bidar district, Karnataka, India.We found improper segregation of bio waste at the source of generation. It is highly desirable for a hospital to know the lacunas in the waste management for proper education to the employs.
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