Biomedical Waste Management in India

Biomedical Waste and its current status in India

  • Bio-medical waste means “any solid and/or liquid waste including its container and any intermediate product, which is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals or research activities pertaining thereto or in the production or testing of biological or in health camps.
  • Bio Medical waste consists of
    • Human anatomical waste like tissues, organs and body parts
    • Animal wastes generated during research from veterinary hospitals
    • Microbiology and biotechnology wastes
    • Waste sharps like hypodermic needles, syringes, scalpels and broken glass
    • Discarded medicines and cytotoxic drugs
    • Soiled waste such as dressing, bandages, plaster casts, material contaminated with ....

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