IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 11, November 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Mrs. Nice Joseph, Anita M. Alex, Asha Gauns, Deepthi M.P, Jincy S. Varghese, Nagashree Bargi, Praveen Dias
The bio-medical waste is any solid, fluid or liquid waste including the container and any intermediate product, which is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals. The indiscriminate management of bio-medical waste could cause serious hazards to health and environment such as water and food pollution and cause alimentary infections like cholera, typhoid, dysentery, infective hepatitis, polio, ascariasis and hook worm diseases, etc. Wastes breed vermin and pests, for example mosquitoes which transmit diseases like malaria and filarial, common house flies which transmits infections mechanically, and also other insects and worms that cause nuisance (eg. Cockroaches, ants.). Dust may harbor tubercle bacilli and other germs, which cause diseases if inhaled. Soil polluted by night soil may be rich in tetanus spores. Nosocomial infections, AIDS, hepatitis-B and C, etc. are at a greater incidence rate to occur. Aesthetic-sullage water refuse and night soil, all create intolerable nuisance of sight and smell.
Mrs. Nice Joseph, Anita M. Alex, Asha Gauns, Deepthi M.P, Jincy S. Varghese, Nagashree Bargi, Praveen Dias (2018); A study to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge and attitude regarding bio-medical waste management among nurses working in District hospital, Karwar, U.K;
Int J Sci Res Publ 6(11) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-1116.php?rp=P595969