Year of Intervention – October 2012 – June 2013
Partner NGO- The Guide foundation for development (GFFD).
In Andhra Pradesh bio-medical waste (BMW) & mercury management was a critical issue. Despite efforts made by the government as well as private recycling companies, districts like Krishna still had issues of mixing BMW with municipal solid waste. The basic reason behind such mismanagement of waste was lack of awareness among administrative staff of hospitals about the threats of mismanagement of bio-medical waste. If this scenario persists then the entire system of waste management will fail; even in the presence of desired infrastructure in healthcare institutes. After observing these conditions, Toxics Link decided to take initiatives for improving the situation in the state with the help of its regional partner. The aim of this intervention was capacity building of health care staff and mass awareness on Bio Medical Waste Management and Mercury management.