Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 393--395

Hospital waste management in nonteaching hospitals of Lucknow City, India


Manish Kumar Manar1, Krishna Kumar Sahu2, Shivendra Kumar Singh1 
1 Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Shrinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Krishna Kumar Sahu
Department of Community Medicine, Shrinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Karnataka
India

Objective: To assess hospital waste management in nonteaching hospitals of Lucknow city. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted on the staffs of nonteaching hospitals of Lucknow from September 2012 to March 2013. A total of eight hospitals were chosen as the study sample size. Simple random sampling technique was used for the selection of the nonteaching hospitals. A pre-structured and pre-tested interview questionnaire was used to collect necessary information regarding the hospitals and biomedical waste (BMW) management of the hospitals. The general information about the selected hospitals/employees of the hospitals was collected. Results: Mean hospital waste generated in the eight nonteaching hospitals of Lucknow was 0.56 kg/bed/day. About 50.5% of the hospitals did not have BMW department and colored dustbins. In 37.5% of the hospitals, there were no BMW records and segregation at source. Incinerator was used only by hospital A for treatment of BMW. Hospital G and hospital H had no facilities for BMW treatment. Conclusion: There is a need for appropriate training of staffs, strict implementation of rules, and continuous surveillance of the hospitals of Lucknow to improve the BMW management and handling practices.


How to cite this article:
Manar MK, Sahu KK, Singh SK. Hospital waste management in nonteaching hospitals of Lucknow City, India.J Family Med Prim Care 2014;3:393-395


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Manar MK, Sahu KK, Singh SK. Hospital waste management in nonteaching hospitals of Lucknow City, India. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Nov 20 ];3:393-395
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