Global Biomedical Waste Management Issues and Practices
Mohammed Noor Shaida1, Sandeep Singla2

1Mohammed Noor Shaida, M. Tech., Department of  Civil Engineering,  Herat University, Herat, Afghanistan.

2Sandeep Singla, M. Tech., Department of  Civil Engineering,  Herat University, Herat, Afghanistan.

Manuscript received on 08 August 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 26 August 2019 | PP: 1053-1059 | Volume-8 Issue-9S August 2019 | Retrieval Number: I11690789S19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.I1169.0789S19

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Abstract: Bio medical waste is a special type of waste which carries high potential of infection and injury. Hospital waste management means the management of waste produced by hospitals using techniques that will check the spread of diseases through hospital waste. This study was conducted to examine health care waste management practices in different hospitals. The related data has been collected from various international journals, books and websites. The data is analyzed by finding biomedical waste management issues and challenges around the world by gap analysis. Hospital waste generation, segregation, collection, transportation and disposal practices were not in accordance with standard guidelines. The average waste generation in most of the hospitals was almost equivalent to other under developed countries but less than that of developed countries. Conclusions: The hospital waste in the majority of hospitals was mismanaged. No proper hospital waste management plan existed has been done except at few hospitals. In this research the analysis of current biomedical wastes management, and some steps for management of healthcare is proposed.

Keywords: Biomedical Waste Management, Generation, Segregation, Disposal, Guidelines.
Scope of the Article: Biomedical Computing