A Study On Bıomedıcal Solıd Waste Management In Delhı Wıth Emphasıs On Corona Waste From Hospıtals
The quantity of waste generation and its quality along with treatment mechanisms has become a matter of concern. Bio-medical waste management is an essential constituent of future sustainability. In view of the current situation of worldwide spread of COVID -19, there is a need to create a scientific scheme for the processing, treatment and disposal of the bio-medical waste. Basic theory for sustainably managing biomedical Healthcare waste (BMW) is driven by the determination of the quantity and frequency of bio- medical waste production, its classification, categorization and handling of the respective waste categories.
Present scenario of effluent treatment and waste management demands triangulation methods namely waste reduction, prevention of hazardous impact and economically viable pollution control technologies. The best management practices and appropriate technologies is an important tool for proper biomedical waste management. The composition, generation pattern and quantity of the medical waste is important to further decide on the apt treatment of the clinical waste and medical waste generation: The per capita biomedical waste generation varies from country to country on the basis of facilities available in the hospital, number of beds, average occupancy and footfall, number of employees etc. The per capita bio-medical waste generation is higher in developed countries. According to the annual report of DPCC, 2017, there were 5,394 healthcare facilities in Delhi, which generated 24,667.05 kilogram of waste per day.