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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 580-582

Awareness and practices regarding bio-medical waste management among health care workers in a tertiary care hospital in Delhi


Department of Microbiology, Employees State Insurance Corporation Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research, Basaidarapur - 110 015, Delhi, India

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G Bhagawati
Department of Microbiology, Employees State Insurance Corporation Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research, Basaidarapur - 110 015, Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.167323

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Health care institutions are generating large amount of Bio-Medical Waste (BMW), which needs to be properly segregated and treated. With this concern, a questionnaire based cross-sectional study was done to determine the current status of awareness and practices regarding BMW Management (BMWM) and areas of deficit amongst the HCWs in a tertiary care teaching hospital in New Delhi, India. The correct responses were graded as satisfactory (more than 80%), intermediate (50–80%) and unsatisfactory (less than 50%). Some major areas of deficit found were about knowledge regarding number of BMW categories (17%), mercury waste disposal (37.56%) and definition of BMW (47%).






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