Each person who is working in any hospital setting can be impacted by healthcare waste management and each and every person should be provided with some of the training as well as education on how healthcare waste handling and also disposal processes directly have an impact on infection control. COVID-19 has basically cost everyone various things, but on the other hand, it has also given us something which is basically a harsh reminder that amplified infection control and IPs (Infection Preventionists) are in great requirement for our future as well.
All human activities usually produce waste. We all are aware of the fact that such kind of waste may be dangerous and it may also need safe disposal as well. Industrial waste, sewage as well as agricultural waste pollute water, soil, and also air. It can also be very dangerous and harmful to human beings and the environment. Similarly, various hospitals and other kinds of health care facilities also generate lots of waste which can transmit various infections, particularly like HIV, Hepatitis B & C, and Tetanus, to the people who handle it or the people who come in contact with it anyhow. Therefore, gestión de residuos sanitarios is very important.
Different types of Bio-medical waste
Bio-medical waste usually means “any kind of the solid and/or liquid waste which includes its container as well as any intermediate product, which is often generated during the diagnosis, treatment or the immunization of human beings or animals or some of the research activities pertaining there too or in the production or testing of biological or in health camps as well.
Biomedical waste poses a huge hazard due to two main principal reasons which are- first is infectivity and another one is toxicity.