Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 4 (2018)
A study on bio-medical waste management approach in Kalaburagi District: An comparative analysis for better practices
Triveni S Inganakal and Shivaraj Inganakal
The study aims to analyse the Bio-Medical Waste Management practices adopted in Kalaburagi District. The study has selected two hospitals consists of both private and government hospitals during the year 2016. The data collected from two hospitals comprises of both primary and secondary information for the study purpose. The findings reveals that only primary level segregation was found to be major practice at both the hospitals during the study period, however public sector hospitals where found to be on par with the government hospitals. Conversely, the private sector is rated below the satisfactory level on the basis of certain indicators decided in our research methodology. The used syringes, drug ampoules and sharps are being disposed of properly in both hospitals. Further, the study also conveys that medical staff does not follow proper protection during collection, segregation and transportation in both hospitals. The findings reveals that there are lack of pure dumping sites for these bio-medical waste were every hospital backyard is used as dumping site which is an inappropriate practice of waste management disposal in few cases hospital bio-waste is dumped in city out skirts using transportation. Hence the study suggests that, Proper management of BMW plays a vital role in preventing any outbreak of infectious diseases in society. It causes reduction in the cost of medical expenses by preventing spread of diseases. It helps in maintaining hygienic and healthy environment in medical centres.
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Triveni S Inganakal and Shivaraj Inganakal. A study on bio-medical waste management approach in Kalaburagi District: An comparative analysis for better practices. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(4S):245-248.