Bio-medical Waste Generation and Management in Various Hospitals in Dhule City of Maharashtra, India
Pradipkumar R Suryawanshi, Sandipkumar R Suryawanshi, Shweta S Suryawanshi, Vijay Patha, and Rucha M Shinde
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Medical care is vital for our life and health, but the waste generated from medical activities represents a real problem of living nature and human world. Improper management of waste generated in health care facilities causes a direct health impact on the community, the health care workers and on the environment. Every day, relatively large amount of potentially infectious and hazardous waste are generated in the health care hospitals and facilities around the world. This research article is to survey the practice of biomedical waste such as collection, storage, transportation and disposal along with the amount of generated biomedical waste in various hospitals in Dhule city, and create awareness among the staff and patient about biomedical wastes. The survey result on biomedical waste generation, disposal and methods adopted in various hospitals of Dhule city are discussed.