Medical waste management and impacts of biomedical wastes from hospitals in India– Review article
The article aims to review the medical waste management assessment, to analyze the sources of medical wastes, to examine the impact of medical waste, and to know about the various methods of disposal of medical waste. Safe handling, segregation, storage, subsequent destruction and disposal of hospital waste ensure mitigation and minimization of the concerned health risks involved through contact with the potentially hazardous material, and also in the prevention of environmental contamination. Mismanagement of health care waste disposal cause dangerous infection and posses a potential threat to the surrounding environment, persons handling it and to the public. In the past, medical waste was often mixed with household waste and disposed of in municipal solid waste landfills. In recent years, increased public concerns over the improper disposal of health care waste have led to a movement to regulate the waste more systematically and stringently by the Indian government. Waste minimization and recycling are still not well promoted, which results in significant amounts.
Sarun Mani. Medical waste management and impacts of biomedical wastes from hospitals in India– Review article. International Journal of Advanced Engineering and Technology, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 43-48