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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 1238-1243
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.153


A Study on the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Bio-medical Waste Management among Health Care Professionals from a Rural Medical College in North India
Kanishtha Sharma1, Meenakshi Khajuria2* and Qazi Mohd Iqbal3
1Department of Microbiology, 2Department of Pathology, 3Department of Community Medicine, GMC, Rajouri, Jammu University, J&K, 185131, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Bio-medical waste management is a matter of great concern. Health-care workers in our country are not fully aware of the various practices of waste management leading to injuries and spread of infection to the patients, staff and environment. This cross sectional study was conducted among HCWs working at GMC, Rajouri, J&K, India. A pre-designed questionnaire was used for data collection regarding BMW management. A total of 90 HCWs participated. 48 (53.33 %) were aware that BMW Rules were first proposed in 1998. 74 (82.22%) opined that infected cotton pads and dressings should be disposed in yellow bags. 20 (22.22%) knew that maximum time limit for storage of BMW was 48 hrs. Nurses had better knowledge as compared to doctors and technicians. Need for regular training programs to improve practices of proper waste disposal in hospital settings.


Keywords: Attitude, Bio-medical waste management, Health-care workers, Questionnaire
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Kanishtha Sharma, Meenakshi Khajuria and Qazi Mohd Iqbal. 2019. A study on the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Bio-medical Waste Management among Health Care Professionals from a Rural Medical College in North India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 1238-1243. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.153