Quantification and Characterization of the Bio- Medical Waste in Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun
Hospitals produce waste, which is increasing over the years in its amount and type. The bio-medical waste is the waste that is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings, animals or in research activities and production or testing of biological components. The bio-medical waste, in addition to the risk for patients and personnel who handle them also poses a threat to public health and environment. Most countries of the world, especially the developing nations, are facing the grim situation arising out of environmental pollution due to pathological waste arising from increasing populations and the consequent rapid growth in the number of healthcare centres. The main objective of the study was to analyse the amount of biomedical waste generated in the Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun, feasibility of the currently available waste management system and also to recommend suitable methods for the disposal and management of biomedical waste of the State Hospital, Naharlagun. The present waste management system was analysed by comparing the properties of the waste water at the intersection where the waste water of the hospital meets the sewer. The biomedical waste generated at the hospital and the energy associated with it was determined.
Mongam Bole, Omem Paron, Rita Tiwari& Ajay Bharti
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