Biomedical Waste Management Need of the hour - A Review Article

Anu Sharma, Ravi Prakash Sharma, Mayuri P Bhise, N.K. Shaikh

Abstract


Biomedical Waste (BMW) means any waste, which is generated during diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals or research activities pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biological or in health camp. Majority of waste generated in HCF maybe non-infectious (85%). The infections hazardous waste only contributes to about to 15% of the total waste generated by HCF. Inappropriate disposal of biomedical waste is a potential threat to not only humans but also to the safety of environment. There is a need to handle BMW by safe and reliable method in order to prevent it as a public health problem. This is a review article which highlights BMW guidelines 2016 with recent Amendments 2018.


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Biomedical waste, infectious waste, no- infectious waste, public health problem.

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