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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 2830-2846
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.325


Knowledge and Awareness of Biomedical Waste Management among Final Year MBBS Students in a Medical College and Teaching Hospital in Hyderabad, Telangana
Shyamala1, N. Shreya3 and P. Palavardhan2*
1Department of Microbiology, 2Department of Community Medicine, 3Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Biomedical Waste means any waste which is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals or in research activities pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biologicals. Teaching institutes play a critical role in health care setup, as it is here that the future health care professionals are trained. The aims and objectives of this study are a) To evaluate the knowledge of final year MBBS students about biomedical waste management b)To evaluate the level of awareness of final year MBBS students towards biomedical waste management. Institutional Ethical Committee Clearance was obtained from Institutional Ethics Committee. This study was done in Malla Reddy Medical College for Women (MRMCW) Hyderabad, Telangana State. The questionnaire was distributed to 100 final year MBBS students of MRMCW in Hyderabad Telangana state and they were given 30 minutes for completing the questionnaire and then later the questionnaire was collected from the students. A cross sectional questionnaire was designed, the questionnaire consisted of 20 questions regarding the knowledge and awareness of students   towards Biomedical Waste Management. The results were analysed and we had conducted one workshop to bridge their gaps. We are planning few more workshops in future about biomedical waste management.


Keywords: Bio medical waste, Infectious medical waste, Waste management, Waste disposal
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Shyamala, R., N. Shreya and Palavardhan, P. 2020. Knowledge and Awareness of Biomedical Waste Management among Final Year MBBS Students in a Medical College and Teaching Hospital in Hyderabad, Telangana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 2830-2846. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.325