Implications Of Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2016: Case Study At A Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital

Johnson, Bijoy and Arun, MS and Somu, G (2016) Implications Of Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2016: Case Study At A Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital. Journal Of The Indian Society Of Hospital Waste Management, 15 (1). pp. 15-21.

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Abstract

Hospitals and healthcare institutions should ensure that the biomedical waste generated during their functioning should be disposed without any harmful impact on the community or the environment. The BioMedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 published by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India served as a regulatory frame work for management of bio-medical waste generated in the country. In March 2016, the ministry published the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016. The healthcare facilities and common biomedical waste treatment facilities should comply with the new set of regulations that were introduced in the 2016 rules. So a study was undertaken to study the existing biomedical waste management practices in the hospital and to recommend necessary changes for compliance with the new regulations. The changes to be implemented included introduction of a barcoding system for tracking of biomedical waste, phasing out of chlorinated plastics, vaccination of healthcare workers against Tetanus, updating the hospital website with monthly and yearly records of biomedical waste management and use of cardboard boxes with blue coloured markings for glassware & metallic implants.This study will serve as a guide for hospital administrators who are in the process of upgrading the systems in existing hospitals to comply with the new regulations

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomedical waste management; Healthcare waste; Biomedical waste management rules
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Hospital Administration
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2017 08:47
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2017 08:47
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/150361

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