Objective : The study was carried
out in order to assess the management of bio medical waste
in Primus Super
Speciality Hospital and to
carry out a Force Field analysis for the quality assurance in
bio medical waste management.
Background : Despite of statutory
provision of biomedical waste management practice, Indian hospitals have still not achieved the desired standard even after
twelve years of enforcement of law ‘Biomedical Waste
(Management and Handling) Rules, 1998’
Methodology : The primary data was collected through
observations and interviews of the staff
in various departments. The path of
the bio medical waste transport was also studied
from the user site till the end. Target group was housekeeping staff.
Findings : The awareness
regarding bio medical waste management was found to be low and the identification of the cause
was done which came out to be the lack of training
among the staff. Force
field analysis clearly
depicted the positive and negative forces which led to the improper management of the bio medical waste.
The positive force
was that the housekeeping staff was not only practicing but also was having
good knowledge of biomedical waste management. The negative force was lack of supervision and training towards housekeeping staff by their supervisor, which
led to poor quality in practicing.
Recommendations : After analysis
of by the various forces,
action plan/recommendations were given which needs to be implemented in order to manage the bio medical
waste in the appropriate manner and to fulfill
statutory requirements as
well. One of
the major recommendations is the provision of training
to staff regarding bio medical waste management and then evaluation of the training
needs to be done to assess the future training needs. There should be regular rotation of the duty places so that everyone
could well acquaint
with all aspects of his/her job.
study was carried out in order to assess the management of bio medical waste in Primus Super Speciality Hospital