An Insight into the Bio Medical Waste Management Status of Alwar using Indicators and Sub-Indicators
Keywords:health, sustainable development, bio medical waste, bio medical waste management
The United Nations in 2015 adopted seventeen sustainable development goals among which good health and wellbeing for all is one of them to be achieved by 2030. Thus, continuous improvements in the health sector have become the primary focus of governments around the globe. The irony is that the medical sector which are our main agencies of health have become a major source of infectious pollutants due to the byproducts released from them after the utilization of these services. The waste generated from health care facilities is called bio medical waste in India; though it has various terminologies which are used widely in different countries across the globe making it all the more complicated to be handled. Already bio medical waste has been regarded as the second most hazardous waste after radioactive waste thus making it essential to be regularized by rules and regulations. Such rules are found to exist all around the world. But the poor management of bio medical waste in developing countries raises some pertinent questions regarding the enforcement of these rules. We through our article are presenting the important parameters that can be a boon for the sustainable management of bio medical waste. These parameters are called indicators or sub indicators and are six in number and indicate how efficiently a health care facility is managing its bio medical waste.
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