Neglect of household biomedical waste

Ramasamy, Aarthy and Dash, Sambit (2019) Neglect of household biomedical waste. Economic & Political Weekly( EPW), 54 (49). pp. 19-21. ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract

While India has had a biomedical waste management rule since 1998, which was modifi ed for ease in 2016, household biomedical waste has been neglected. Increased lifespan, rise of non-communicable diseases, the growing buying power, and better access to healthcare have resulted in the increased generation of household biomedical waste. This poses serious challenges to a frail public health system. This growing problem needs to be tackled by acknowledging it, introducing guidelines, and decentralising solutions, including facilitating recycling.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Departments at MU > Public Health
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2020 04:22
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 04:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/155220

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