Management of the biomedical waste generated from health care facilities (HCF’s) is as important as providing the health care services, especially for protection of environment and health. India though is bound by a legal and statutory requirement as per Biomedical Waste (BMW) Management Rules 2016 to treat and dispose BMW in an environmentally sound and sustainable manner, yet its implementation on ground is often inadequate. The mismanagement is caused by a number of factors including unavailability of proper infrastructure, lack of awareness and sustainable strategies, etc. It is vital to develop measures in order to ensure safe and environmentally sound management of health care waste, thereby preventing healthcare professionals and general pubic from the adverse health and environmental impacts of infectious and hazardous waste contents.
To discuss the findings from study reports and to also deliberate with all stakeholders on measures required to improve the on ground situation regarding biomedical waste management, Toxics Link is organizing the workshop.
Date: 25th April, 2019
Venue: Hotel Emerald, Ranchi
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 03:30 p.m.