Bio-medical waste management stressed
Bio-medical waste management stressed.
Imphal, June 17 2017: Regional Directorate Central Pollution Control Board, Shillong and Shija Common Bio-medical Waste Treatment Facility, Langol jointly organized a training programme on "Authorities dealing with Management of Bio-medical Waste in Healthcare facilities of Manipur" at the auditorium of ShijaHospitals.
Regional Director, Central Pollution Control Board, Shillong spoke on the salient features of BMW Rules 2016.He further instructed all the healthcare units of the State to manage bio- medical waste according to the guidelines.
Dr Kh Palin, Managing Director, Shija Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility (CBMWTF), briefly narrated the history of bio-medical waste management in Manipur particularly operational management of CBMWTF.
Health hazards include injuries from sharp objects, Nosocomial infections (Hospital acquired infection) in patients, risks of infections outside hospitals (visitors) and Zoonoses (diseases passed to humans through insects, birds, rats and other animals) .
A technical and an interactive session was also held after the presentation along with participants of various stakeholders from the Government as well as private sectors.
Participants included doctors, administrators, Medical Superintendents, CMO’s and staff of Manipur Pollution Control Board.
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