Knowledge and Practice of Bio Medical Waste Management in a Mortuary and Casualty of Tertiary Care Hospital

Authors

  • K Srinivasulu1 , T Leela Manasa2 , Dedipya2, Summaya begum2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10382

Keywords:

Bio Medical waste management(BMW). Medical professionals. Mortuary. Casualty.

Abstract

Bio Medical Waste management has been receiving highest priority in hospitals after the act was introduced

by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, titled Bio Medical Waste Management and Handling Rules 1998.

About 0.33 million tons of waste is generate per annum in India. Hospital acquired infections are on the rise

due to improper waste management practice. A cross sectional, longitudinal study on Bio Medical waste

management practice in a mortuary and casualty was conducted at a tertiary care teaching hospital from 1st

July 2018 to 31st December 2018. The study focused on knowledge and practice of waste management in

the casualty and mortuary. Interestingly, the practice of Bio Medical waste management was excellent in

casualty and mortuary. Awareness of the hazards of improper waste management was poor among sanitary

workers whereas doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff were well aware of the hazards.

Author Biography

K Srinivasulu1 , T Leela Manasa2 , Dedipya2, Summaya begum2

1 Professor & Hod Dept of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology. Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences. Ghanpur,

Medchal. Ranga reddy Dist. Telangana, 2 Internee, Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences. Ghanpur, Medchal.

Ranga reddy Dist. Telangana

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

K Srinivasulu1 , T Leela Manasa2 , Dedipya2, Summaya begum2. (2020). Knowledge and Practice of Bio Medical Waste Management in a Mortuary and Casualty of Tertiary Care Hospital. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 350-353. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10382