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Biomedical Waste Management - An Emerging Concern in Indian Hospitals


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1 Department of Forensic Medicine, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, India
     

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The waste produced in the course of health care activities carries a higher potential for infection and injury than any other type of waste1. The present scenario of biomedical waste (BMW) management in Indian hospitals is grim. However there is an emerging concern regarding biomedical waste management, particularly as a result of notification of Bio Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 which makes it mandatory for the health care establishments to ensure that such waste is handled without any adverse effect to human health and environment. This article intends to create awareness amongst the personnel involved in health care services.

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Bio Medical Waste (BMW), Bio Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, Indian Hospitals.
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Authors

Virendar Pal Singh
Department of Forensic Medicine, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, India
Gautam Biswas
Department of Forensic Medicine, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, India
Jag Jiv Sharma
Department of Forensic Medicine, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, India

Abstract


The waste produced in the course of health care activities carries a higher potential for infection and injury than any other type of waste1. The present scenario of biomedical waste (BMW) management in Indian hospitals is grim. However there is an emerging concern regarding biomedical waste management, particularly as a result of notification of Bio Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 which makes it mandatory for the health care establishments to ensure that such waste is handled without any adverse effect to human health and environment. This article intends to create awareness amongst the personnel involved in health care services.

Keywords


Bio Medical Waste (BMW), Bio Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, Indian Hospitals.

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