Which is the best method to handle biomedical waste?
Biomedical waste is any kind of solid or liquid waste product that contains infectious (or potentially infectious) substances. Biomedical waste is mainly accumulated from medical institutions like, hospitals, veterinarian care centers, clinics, medical colleges and research laboratories that deal with waste materials such as discarded blood, microbiological cultures, human or animal tissue, used bandages, used dressings, discarded gloves, and other medical supplies that may have been in contact with blood or other bodily fluids. All of these waste materials need to be collected and handled with a high degree of precaution so that people don’t come in direct contact. Biomedical waste must be properly managed and disposed of to protect the sanitation of workers and the environment in general. People who handle and dispose of biomedical waste products are at an alarming risk of exposure to infections and diseases.
Steps in the management of biomedical waste include generation, collection, sorting, transportation, and disposal of waste material. Disposal of biomedical waste should be handled with the utmost care and must be collected in containers such as biomedical bins or biomedical waste trolleys that are leak-proof and structurally strong to prevent breakage during their handling. Containers of biomedical waste are usually marked with a bio-hazard symbol, and also come in different colors which signify different types of waste material.
In India, there are a number of different waste disposal methods, most of which include use of the biomedical waste containers in some form or the other. The situation in major metropolitan cities is dire because most companies aren’t complying with the proper standards which are put in place by the government. Biomedical waste is often dumped into water bodies, where it washes up on shore, or in landfills due to unfit sorting or undue negligence by the medical institutions. A large number of unregistered clinics and institutions also generate bio-medical waste in an uncontrolled manner. Improper disposal can lead to many diseases in both humans and other domestic or wild animals.
One of the best-researched methods of handling medical waste is to first sort and segregate the biomedical waste products into different groups, then managing and collecting them into separately colored/labeled bins, and then after sorting and collection, using proper methods of disposing segregated waste or transporting it for possible disposal.
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