"BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT: A STUDY OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICES IN COIMBATORE HOSPITALS"

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

Proper handling, treatment and disposal of biomedical wastes are important elements of health care office infection control programme. Correct procedure will help protect health care workers, patients and the local community. If properly designed and applied, waste management can be a relatively effective and an efficient compliance-related practice. This review article discusses about the various types of waste, its management and the hazards of indiscriminate disposal of hospital waste and in brief about hospital waste management