Bio-medical waste management

Bio-medical waste management.
MLA L.Radhakeshore Singh, also Chairman, Manipur Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB) attended the function as Chief Guest.
Dr..ZChangsan, Regional Director Central Pollution Control Board, Shillong, spoke on the Salient Features of BMW Rules 2016.He further instructed all Healthcare Units of the State to manage Bio-medical waste according to the guidelines.
Dr.Palin Kh., Managing Director Shija Common Bio-medical Waste Treatment Facility (CBMWTF) briefly narrated the history of Bio-medical Waste Management in Manipur particularly operational Management of CBMWTF.
Environmental Hazards include Air Pollution (which cause Cancer, Birth defects, hearing defects, behavioural alternations in infants), Water Pollution (which cause Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Typhoid, Hepatitis, Cholera), Soil pollution.
Health Hazards include Injuries from sharps, 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 were also held after the Presentation along with participants of various stakeholders from the Govt.
as well as private sectors.
Participants included Doctors, Administrators, Medical Superintendents, CMO’s and staffs of Manipur Pollution Control Board.

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