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Medical segregation cohort study of bio – medical waste management

Authors:Naval Kishor Lodha, Krishna Murari, Biramchand Mewara, Gopal Sharma, Mahendra varma
Int J Biol Med Res. 2023; 14(4): 7699-7701  |  PDF File  |  Category: Basic medical sciences


Biomedical waste (Hospital, Medical Laboratory,Research laboratory, Healthcare organization) is any kind of waste containing infectious or potentially infectious materials generated during the treatment of humans or animals as well as during research involving biologics. It may also include waste associated with the generation of biomedical waste that visually appears to be of medical or laboratory origin (packaging, unused bandages, infusion kits etc.), as well research laboratory waste containing biomolecules or organisms that are mainly restricted from environmental release. As detailed below, discarded sharps are considered biomedical waste whether they are contaminated or not, due to the possibility of being contaminated with blood and their propensity to cause injury when not properly contained and disposed. Biomedical waste is a type of biowaste.