Bio Medical Waste Management in Indian Hospitals: Trends, Technology & Challenges
ICRI Health, India
On 4th July 2009 i.e. Saturday
Health care Sector in India is booming. Healthcare establishments which are providing healthcare services are generating waste from various activities in hospital .This waste can be hazardous, toxic and even lethal because of their high potential for diseases transmission.
Consequent to the publication of Gazette Notification on Bio-medical Waste Management Act in 1998 by Govt. of India (Ministry of Environment & Forests), it has become mandatory for various hospitals and health institutions to implement these guidelines. In spite of the fact that the biomedical waste is a great health hazard, the awareness and knowledge regarding biomedical waste handling and disposal is abysmally low, both in public and health care workers. ICRI has recognized the need to address these issues and accordingly proposes to conduct a one-day Training Program–cum–Seminar ‘Bio-Medical Waste’. Apart from imparting training, knowledge dissemination and advocacy, the Program would provide an excellent platform for mooting innovative strategies to integrate Bio-Waste Management as a corporate social responsibility, instead of mere social cost.