What is biomedical waste?
Biomedical waste means any waste, which is generated during the
Treatment or immunization of human being or animals
Production of materials
Testing of biological or in health camp
Biomedical waste management rules applicable to all the persons, who generate and collect, receive, store, transport, treat, dispose or handle biomedical waste in any form.
The Hospital wastes a potential health hazards to health care worker, public, flora and fauna of the particular area.
Mainly to fight with the risk of exposure to the biomedical waste as on occupational hazards
Steps to follow in biomedical waste management generation
Transport and disposal
The hospital administration want to check with proper handling and disposal of biomedical waste had become statutory requirement with the appropriate pollution control and government of state.
The pollution control and sanitary department will monitor the waste management
The waste management is the common protocol for the medical, nursing staff, paramedical, waste handler, sanitary workers and hospital attendants, etc
Needle sticks injury endured by healthcare workers due to incorrect practices liable for legal suits
WHO says that 85% all waste generated by hospital in general waste
10% of that5 bio-medical waste
Types of Waste
Human anatomical waste
Animal anatomical waste
Expired or discarded medicines
Clinical laboratory waste
Chemical liquid waste
Waste sharps including metals
Wastes not included in Bio-medical wastes categories
Lead acid batteries
Municipal solid wastes
Genetically engineered microorganisms and cells