BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN INDIA- A REVIEW

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Dr Harsh Thakur

Keywords

Biomedical Waste, Risk, Segregation, Colour code

Abstract

India's rapid healthcare expansion generates significant biomedical waste (BMW), posing a critical public health and environmental concern. This abstract examines BMW management in India, focusing on its regulatory framework and the challenges faced in implementation.


India, with its rapidly growing population and expanding healthcare sector, grapples with a significant challenge: biomedical waste (BMW) management. This waste, generated from hospitals, clinics, research labs, and even households, harbors infectious agents, toxic chemicals, and sharps, posing a serious threat to public health and the environment if not managed effectively. Biomedical waste, generated from healthcare activities, poses a significant threat to human health and the environment if not managed properly. This waste can harbor infectious pathogens, toxic chemicals, and sharps, leading to potential disease transmission, environmental contamination, and occupational hazards. Effective biomedical waste management (BMWM) is crucial to mitigate these risks and ensure public health and environmental well-being

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