"A STUDY ON COST DETAILS OF BIO MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN COIMBATORE DISTRICT"

Authors

Dr. M.Dhanabhakyam, Professor & Dean
Dept. of Commerce, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. 

Jayanth.S, Research Scholar
Dept. of Commerce, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

This paper is a sincere effort to assess the biomedical waste management practices and its impact with special reference Coimbatore hospitals. The study was confined to the major district of Coimbatore where hospitals are located. The views of enforcement authorities on the biomedical waste management practices and its extent were also elicited. A neighbourhood survey was conducted to assess the views of people who reside near these hospitals in order to find out the difficulties they face due to the biomedical waste generated in these hospitals. Survey method was adopted for the study. Major statistical techniques such as coefficient of correlation and Factor Analysis were done in order to analyse data. The study found that majority of the hospitals studied depends on IMA Goes Eco-friendly (IMAGE) facility, a waste treatment facility provided by Indian Medical Association (IMA) for biomedical waste disposal and treatment. But the number of professionally trained staff for biomedical waste management is very few in all the hospitals. Use of gloves is observed by all the hospitals studied. But it was found that majority of the hospitals were ignorant about importance of using face masks in preventing the hazards posed by biomedical waste