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Indian Journal of Microbiology Research


Awareness and practices regarding biomedical waste management among health care workers in a tertiary care hospital in Himachal Pradesh


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Author Details: Aradhya Abrol,Savita Mahajan*,Madhu Chauhan,Narender Kumar

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-5478

Print ISSN : 2394-546X

Article First Page : 92

Article End Page : 96


Abstract

Introduction: Biomedical waste has a higher potential for infections and injuries. With an endeavor to reduce health problems, it is essential to have safe and reliable method of segregation and disposal of hospital waste. With this background the present study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of biomedical waste management among health care personal in Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College (DRPGMC) Tanda, Himachal Pradesh.
Materials and Methods: A cross sectional questionnaire based survey containing 30 questions to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices on biomedical waste management.
Results: The mean knowledge, attitude score were higher as compared to practices. Significant differences exist in relation to educational qualification of respondent in knowledge and practice score.
Conclusion: The present study revealed that knowledge and attitude regarding biomedical waste management among health personal and students of the institute was higher as compare to practice.

Keywords: Biomedical waste management.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2394-5478.2019.0019