Research Article - Journal of Environmental Waste Management and Recycling (2018) Volume 1, Issue 1
An analytical study on medical waste management in selected hospitals located in Chennai city.
The present paper aims to study the Medical Waste Management assessment, the process of managing the medical waste: management of medical waste, segregation, storage, and disposal of medical wastes in public and private hospitals in Chennai City. A structured questionnaire was circulated among 140 health workers at hospitals in Chennai with 70 respondents from governmental hospital and 70 respondents from a private hospital respectively. Simple Random sampling method was used in this study. The results reveals that the, health care facilities in private and governmental hospitals still struggle with unsuitable biomedical wastes management which has not received enough concern. In the surveyed hospitals, there is lack in implementing training courses about healthcare waste management. Hence, the Ministry of Health and health care institution and hospitals should give more consideration towards policies for proper management and hospital wastes disposal in order to develop medical waste management in Chennai City. The study was concluded with recommendations for improvements on biomedical wastes handling and treatment in order to render proper and adequate waste disposal system in health institutions.Author(s): Sutha Irin A