ISSN: 0973-7510

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Research Article | Open Access
Trinjana Diwan1, Kamlesh Jain1, Neha Singh2 , Nirmal Verma1 and Vineet Jain3
1Department of Community Medicine, Pt. JNM Medical College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.
2Virology Lab, Department of Microbiology, Pt. JNM Medical College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.
3Department of Orthopedics, Pt. JNM Medical College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.
Article Number: 8226 | © The Author(s). 2023
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2023;17(1):211-221. https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.17.1.10
Received: 09 November 2022 | Accepted: 04 January 2023 | Published online: 24 January 2023
Issue online: March 2023
Abstract

In the current scenario, medical concern is fundamental for everyone’s existence in addition to well-being, but the waste produced as of healthcare facilities signifies an actual concern in our surroundings. One of the healthcare workers (HCWs) most crucial duties is to handle biomedical waste (BMW) created in a healthcare institution properly since inappropriate management of BMW not only puts both individuals and the environment at risk but might also lead to lawful act opposed to healthcare workers and hospital authority. Current research plan is intended to assess biomedical waste management in a tertiary care hospital in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. A facility-based cross-sectional observational study was conducted at Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital, Raipur; Chhattisgarh from July 2021 to August 2021. Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and observation was done by interviewing 105 healthcare workers, selected by simple random sampling, using a predesigned, semi-structured questionnaire. The analysis revealed that medical staff had good knowledge, attitude and practice of biomedical waste management than the paramedical professionals or non-medical workers. There is an imperative need for orientation training to protect themselves, and citizens visiting this healthcare facility and close by communities.

Keywords

Biomedical Waste, Knowledge, Biomedical Waste Management, Attitude, Tertiary Care Hospital, Health Care Workers

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