::: Bio Medical Waste Management : Categorization of Waste

Activities involved in Bio Medical Waste Management System
Generation
Collection
Reception
Storage
Trasnsportation
Treatment
Disposal
Other related  activities
Training hospital staff and students
Procurement ofwaste disposal bags
 
GENERATION

The amount of BMW generated per day Approx.40 to  50 Kg/day
     
SEGREGATION

                The hospital workers and nurses segregate the BioMedical Waste at the generation point itself ( wards, OP,Dressing room, Laboratories,ICU etc.,) in color coded containers/ Bins and Bags. The following colour coded containers.bins and bags are used
       
 
Colour coding for containers Type of containers Types of wastes  
 
Yellow Bags/bin Category 1,2,3 &6  
Transluscent/Blue Puncture proof container Waste sharps  
Red Bags/bin Solid wastes (7)  
Black Bags/bin Category 5 & 10  
green Bags/bin General waste/garbage  


MEASUREMENT OF WASTE
 
 
                Biomedical wastes are measured at the site of segregation, wards, temporary storage sites and registers are maintained at the wards and at the temporary storage sites. Annual report is  maintained by Nursing Asst. Incharge of biomedical waste management

COLLECTION AND STORAGE

                The segregated and weighed biomedical wastes are collected by hospital workers and stored at temporary storage site for not ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­more than 24 hrs ­­­
           

TRANSPORT AND DISPOSAL

                The Hospital has tie up with Ken-Bio links Pvt Ltd.(Authorisation No : BMW-0005 ) Categories from 1 to 10 (except 8) are disposed from temporary storage site through the above private agencies at the common facility available at Kandipedu Vellore District ( At the rate of 29 / Kg of BMW as per ref :TNHSP/TNMSC/BMWM/2008 )

GENERAL WASTE

                Segregated as plastics and non plastics and disposed through Municipal Authority

OTHER ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN IN WASTE DISPOSAL MANAGEMENT

                LIQUID WASTE DISPOSAL

                Liquid wastes from housekeeping of wards,laboratories, mortuary, pathology and anatomy departments are disinfected at the sources through closed drainage system to the storage tank from where it is pumpedout and disposed by municipal authorities

                ACCIDENT REPORTING SYSTEM
                           
                An accident regiter is being maintained in casuality. Appropriate post exposure management is carried out and recorded by hospital authority. Periodic training on universal precautions and PEP are being conducted

                PROTECTION OF HEALTH WORK PERSONNEL

                From Doctors to Hospital workers, all are immunised for vaccine preventable occupational diseases

                WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Periodic review meeting of waste management committee is being conducted by Dean  to review guidelines  and the minutes of the meeting are recorded for follow up.
                 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                               
 
 

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