1. P. Hanumantha Rao
1. Health Studies Area, Administrative Staff College of India, Bella Vista, Khairatabad, Hyderabad, India, firstname.lastname@example.org
It is more than 5 years since the prescribed deadline, 30 December 2002, for all categories of towns covered by the Biomedical Waste Management (BMW) Rules 1998 elapsed. Various reports indicate that the implementation of the BMW Rules is not satisfactory even in the large towns and cities in India. Few studies have looked at the `macro system' of the biomedical waste management in India. In this context the present study describes the role of the important stakeholders who comprise the `macrosystem' namely the pollution control board, common waste management facilities, municipal corporation, state government (Directorate of Medical Education and Health Systems Development Project), professional agencies such as the India Medical Association and non-governmental organizations, in the implementation of BMW rules in a capital city of a state in south India. Brief descriptions of the `micro-system' (i.e. biomedical waste management practices within a hospital) of six hospitals of different types in the study city are also presented.
Hospital waste management: an informational assessment.
The proper and safe disposal of hospital waste constitutes an extremely important aspect of hospital operations from both a managerial and marketing standpoint. The term hospital waste refers to all waste generated from a hospital facility (Davis, 2001). The term medical waste refers to "that portion of hospital waste that includes wastes from patient diagnosis or treatment, or vaccination of humans or animals" (Davis, 2001). This study was designed to investigate current hospital waste management practices, and to provide a benchmark with which to gauge and improve these... [continues]
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