Abstract

India‟s progressive social development and economic growth have increased the demand for better health care and medical facility. The growth of hospitals and private clinics are surely a good sign of better health care facilities, however this has also increased the concern for generation of biomedical waste and its safe disposal.

Improper handling, treatment, storage, transport and disposal of biomedical Waste can lead to serious health hazards. If infectious waste is not segregated at the point of generation and stored separately, it can convert the entire waste into dangerous, infectious waste leading to spread of harmful, fatal and communicable diseases.

Keywords

Biomedical Waste, handling, treatment, storage, transport and disposal of biomedical Waste, Biomedical Waste (Management and handing) Rules, 1998 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, Central Pollution Control Board, Common biomedical Waste Treatment Facility, Biomedical Waste Management in Maharashtra.

Author

Dr Sujata S. Pawar

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