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NNJ. 2016; 5(2): 19-22

Knowledge and practice on biomedical waste management among health care providers

'Malathi', 'R.Saranya'.


Proper handling and disposal of bio-medical waste is very essential. Unfortunately, laxity and lack of adequate
Knowledge and practice on bio-medical waste disposal leads to staid health and environment apprehension.
Aim: To assess the knowledge and practice of bio-medical waste management among the health care providers working in Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Kelambakam, Kanchipuram (D.T), with the view to prepare informational booklet.
Methods: In the present study, health care providers are categorized into four; Senior Health Workers (SHW), Junior Health Workers (JHW), Laboratory Technicians and Pharmacists. Periodical visits were madeto analyse knowledge and practice about biomedical waste management among health care providers of Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Kelambakam, Kanchipuram (d.t), by using questionnaires.
Conclusion: Findings from this study revealed the lack of knowledge and awareness of bio-medical waste management even among health workers. This has led to the poor practice of biomedical waste handling and management, hence exposing themselves and the public in general to health and environment hazards.
Key words: Bio-medical waste, Waste management, Knowledge, Practice, Health care providers.

Key words: Biomedical waste, Health care.

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