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Quality Assurance in Biomedical Waste Management


  • Deep Makkar
  • Agency : Quality Assurance, Biomedical Waste, Waste Management
  • 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   the   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