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Disposal Of Bio Medical Waste Essay

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Health-care waste management in India is receiving greater attention due to recent regulations (the Biomedical Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998). The prevailing situation is analyzed covering various issues like quantities and proportion of different constituents of wastes, handling, treatment and disposal methods in various health-care units (HCUs). The waste generation rate ranges between 0•5 and 2•0 kg per bed per day. It is estimated that annually about 0•33 million tonne of waste are generated in India. The solid waste from the hospitals consists of bandages, linen and other infectious waste (30–35%), pla...

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