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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 295) Last page : ( 298)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00061.1

A Feasibility Survey to Develop check list on the Practices Regarding Biomedical Waste Management in Community Health Institutions in a District of Haryana, India

Kumar Pramod1, Dr. Walia Indarjit2

1Faculty, College of Nursing, Pt BDS PGIMS, Rohtak and PhD Scholar National Consortium for PhD in Nursing, New Delhi

2 Former Principal, NINE, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Online published on 18 September, 2017.


Everything is made for a defined purpose “anything which is not intended for further use is termed as waste”. In the scientific and industrial era combined with increasing population and their demand, the turnover of products has gone very high resulting into increase in quantum of urban solid waste. With increasing need of Health Care in fast changing society the role of hospitals/nursing homes comes to the forefront. A case study design supplemented by naturalistic observation was employed. Judgmental sampling was used for the in depth and holistic analysis of the practice of biomedical waste management in PHCs (n=3) and sub centres (n=12) at Rohtak District, Haryana. Biomedical waste management check list related to the practice and facilities of biomedical waste management as per standards (BMW Rule, 1998) was developed under expert guidance. The data were collected with the help biomedical waste management check list Part-1 consisted of 2 items related to the basic information and practices as per various settings, part-2: consisted of 8 items related to the basic requirements, Part 3 consisted of 4 items related to the transportation protocols, part 4 consisted of 6 items related to collection and storage, part 5 consisted of 7 items related to treatment and disposal, part 6 consisted of 5 items related to generation and segregation, part 7 consisted of 14 items related to Storage and treatment protocols. The principal investigator observed the practices and recorded the same as per the checklist, Photo and records. Quantitative approaches are used for the data analysis.



Practice, Biomedical waste management, community health institution, Haryana.


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