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Volume VIII Issue I 2022

Volume VIII Issue I 2022
BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT:A CASE STUDY OF DISTRICT HEADQUARTER HOSPITAL, JAJPUR, ODISHA

Year:2022 Volume VIII Issue I

Print ISSN :2454-6542,Online ISSN:2454-6542

Received on:18th Oct 2021, Received in Revised Form:18th Nov 2021, Accepted On:3rd January 2022

Saumyasree Pradhan
Public Health Programme, Department of Zoology,Ravenshaw University, Cuttack-753003, Odisha, India

Corresponding Author: saumyasreep@gmail.com

Abstract

The investigated Jajpur District Headquarter Hospital isalways congested by the large numbers of patients. A pilot study was conducted in this hospital to gather data on waste generation and its management practices. A questionnaire survey is conducted for collecting therequired data, relating to the type of generated waste, the process of segregation and handling, storage. The questionnaire was also used to assess the continuous training program for waste handlers, through interviewing the staff responsible for waste management. Category wise infectious biomedical waste in different months of 2017 (January, February and March) at Jajpur District Head Quarter Hospital is also studied. The average collection of infectious biomedical waste (ward wise) per day at Jajpur District Head Quarter Hospital in the year 2017 is assessed.It is found that around 23.4%, the waste generated in this hospital is infectious. On an average about 219 kg of non-infectious and 67.145 kg of infectious waste are generated per day (about 1.395 kg per day per bed, gross weight comprising both infectious and non-infectious waste). Different management practices followed by this hospital are also summarised. Looking into the quantum of waste generation, the researchers felt that there is an urgent need for incinerator installation.

Keywords

Medical waste, District Headquarter Hospital, Jajpur, Odisha, Management

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