Safe Hands, Safe Earth: Prioritizing Security and Sustainability in Medical Waste Management

Twinkle *

Department of Family Resource Management, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India.

Manju Mehta

Department of Family Resource Management, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India.

Jatesh Kathpalia Jatesh

Department of Sociology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Proper management of biomedical waste reflects the ethical responsibility of healthcare providers and institutions to protect public health, the environment, and the well-being of their communities. Overall, the effective management of biomedical waste is crucial for safeguarding public health, protecting the environment, ensuring occupational safety, complying with regulations, and fulfilling social responsibilities. Healthcare workers who handle biomedical waste are at risk of needle stick injuries, exposure to infectious agents, and other hazards. Addressing the challenges requires a multi-faceted approach involving government initiatives, regulatory enforcement, public awareness campaigns, investment in infrastructure and technology, training programs for healthcare workers, and collaboration with stakeholders across sectors. By addressing these issues, India can improve its capacity for biomedical waste management.

Keywords: Biomedical waste, healthcare workers, public health, radioactive materials


How to Cite

Twinkle, Manju Mehta, and Jatesh Kathpalia Jatesh. 2024. “Safe Hands, Safe Earth: Prioritizing Security and Sustainability in Medical Waste Management”. Advances in Research 25 (4):132-39. https://doi.org/10.9734/air/2024/v25i41090.

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