Regional Workshop on Initiatives Towards Making Health Care Toxics Free

Title: Regional Workshop on Initiatives Towards Making Health Care Toxics Free
Publication Type: Reports (Conference & Workshops)
Year of Publication: 2009

Abstract:¬†Held in Dehradun on November 25, 2009, the workshop addressed critical issues in Biomedical Waste (BMW) management and the phase-out of mercury in healthcare. Discussions highlighted compliance challenges, unique state solutions, and strategies for BMW management. Dr. H.C. Bhatt emphasized detailed policymaking and technical sessions explored Uttarakhand’s state strategy, waste segregation, and mercury-free alternatives. Open discussions covered mercury spillage, manufacturing in India, policy advocacy, and training initiatives. Recommendations focused on waste segregation, comprehensive solutions, unbiased monitoring, and transparency tools like Right to Information.