IJSR International Journal of Scientific Research 2277 - 8179 Indian Society for Health and Advanced Research ijsr-6-2-10084 Original Research Paper EVALUATION OF BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN MULTISPECIALITY TERTIARY HOSPITAL Pradeep Kumar Choudharuy Dr. Dr Nirankar singh Dr. February 2017 6 2 01 02 ABSTRACT

 BACKGROUND : Biomedical waste collection and proper disposal has become signicant concern for medical and  general community.The scientific  hospital waste management is a vital importence as its improper management poses risk to healthcare workers,waste handlers,patients,community in general and largely the environment. AIMS & OBJECTIVES: ( i.)To assess current practices of biomedical waste management including generation collection transportation storage treatment and disposal technologies in tertiary health care center (ii.)To assess health and safty practices for health care personal involved in biomedical waste management   MATERIAL AND METHODS : Waste management practices in tertiary care center was study during in may 2016 to june 2016 the information/data regarding biomedical waste management practices and safety was collected by way of semistructured interview,proforma being the one used for waste AUDITING QUESTIONNAIRE.The information collected was verified by personal observations of waste management practices in each ward of hospital The information collected was verified by personal observation of waste management practices  in each wards of hospital. Results:MMCH (Muzaffarnagar medical college and hospital) generats 1.25 kg wastes per bed per day and maximum waste is generated in wards.The hospital has got separate colour coded bins in each wards for collection of waste but segregation practices needs to be more refined. The safety measure taken by health care workers was not satisfactory it was not due to inavailability of personal protective measures but because un–awareness of health hazards which may occure due to improper waste management practices. Thus it concluded that there should be strict implementation of waste management policy set up in the hospital,training and motivation must be given paramount impotence to meet the current needs and standared of biomedical waste–management.