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The Journal of Community Health Management

Safe Management of Health-Care Wastes: An Uncared Area in Health System

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Author Details: Raja Danasekaran, Kalaivani Annadurai, Geetha Mani

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 1

Article End Page : 2


Inadequate and inappropriate handling of health-care waste may have serious public health consequences and a significant impact on the environment. Sound management of health-care waste is thus a crucial component of environmental health protection. Establishment of a national policy and a legal framework, training of personnel, and raising public awareness are essential elements of successful health-care waste management.

Keywords: Health-care waste, Environment, Management