WHAT IS BIO-MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT ?

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WHAT IS BIO-MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT ?



Definition:-


As defined above the bio-medical waste is the waste generated in healthcare
settings and can transmit infections to healthcare workers and patients therefore
its management is important for the health and safety of its worker. It can also transmit
infection and cause injuries to the general public and environment if thrown without
proper treatment. Therefore Bio-medical waste management and handling rule
1998 under the Environment Protection Act 1986 was launched and amended
later on many times. The most recent rules are enacted in 2016 as Bio-medical
Waste Management Rules, 2016 which provides guidelines to manage such waste
in a manner which is not hazardous to human beings and the environment.

Types of Waste:-

1 Non-Hazardous Waste 85%
2 Radioactive cytotoxic and heavy metals 1%
3 Sharps 1%
4 Chemica And Pharmaceutical waste 3%

 

Sources of Bio-Medical Waste:-

  1.  Hospitals
  2. Labs
  3. Research centers
  4. Animal research
  5. Bood bank
  6. Nursing home M
  7. Mortuaries
  8. Autopsy centers
  9. immunization sites

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