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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 3226-3230

Evaluation of Biomedical Waste Management Practices in a Tertiary Health Care Institute in Telangana
C.M. Swathi, K. Shirisha*, Shyamala, Aruna Sunder and Achut Rao
Department of Microbiology, Mallareddy Medical College for Women & Mallareddy Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author

Unregulated biomedical waste management (BMWM) is a public health problem. This has posed a grave threat to not only human health and safety but also to the environment for the current and future generations. Safe and reliable methods for handling of biomedical waste (BMW) are of paramount importance. Effective BMWM is not only a legal necessity but also a social responsibility. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding hospital waste management amongst hospital staff. A cross sectional study was done primarily aimed at assessing the knowledge of the hospital staff regarding bio-medical waste management. Pre-test and Post-test assessment was carried out among the study subjects to assess their knowledge regarding Bio-medical waste management. A total of 174 hospital staff participated in the study. The knowledge about different aspects of BMW management was high among Doctors and nurses as compared to other paramedical staff as evident by the scores obtained by them during pre and post assessment. The study emphasises the need to conduct regular periodic training among paramedical staff about all aspects related with Bio-medical waste management.

Keywords: Biomedical waste, Tertiary care Hospital, Knowledge, Hospital staff

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Swathi, C.M., K. Shirisha, Shyamala, Aruna Sunder and Achut Rao. 2018. Evaluation of Biomedical Waste Management Practices in a Tertiary Health Care Institute in Telangana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 3226-3230. doi:
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