International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7692 Volume 2 Number 3 (2013) pp.1 5 
Assessment of Biomedical waste of various hospitals in Mysore City Karnataka, India
Madhu Narendra1, Hina Kousar1, E.T Puttaiah2 and S. Thirumala2*
1Department of Environmental Science, Kuvempu University, Shankaragatta, Shimoga, Karnataka, India 2Vice-Chanceller, Gulbarga University, Karnataka, India. 2Department of Environmental Science Government First Grade College, Davangere, Karnataka, India *Corresponding
Bio medical Waste in various hospitals of Mysore city was studied. Assessment is carried out in Kamakshi Hospital, K.R Hospital, Vikram Hospital, and JSS Hospital was studied during January 2012 to June 2012. Data were collected with the help of personal observations of the waste and disposal practices as well as assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice of working personnel with help of questionnaires. The result obtains lack of knowledge and awareness regarding legislations on bio medical waste management even among qualified hospitals personnel. Generation and implementation of waste management policy, institutional/ organizational set up, training and motivation must be given to meet the current needs and standards of bio medical waste management in these hospitals.
Biomedical waste; Infections; Hospital; waste management; Mysore city