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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-4

Awareness and training need of biomedical waste management among undergraduate students, Andhra Pradesh.

Dept. of Community Medicine, ASRAM Medical College, Eluru

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G Jahnavi
Dept. of Community Medicine, ASRAM Medical College, Eluru

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Total 463 undergraduate students (216 males & 247 females) of ASRAM medical college of Andlira Pradesh were surveyed regarding awareness about biomedical waste management. Most of the students have heard about biomedical waste. Some of them were aware that it causes health hazards. But knowledge about category of wastes, duration of waste storage, responsibility of waste, type of bags used for collection, identification of Biohazard symbol was poor. Awareness of Biomedical waste. management and Handling rule 1998 was also poor. There were gaps in various aspects of Biomedical waste management among medical students. Appropriate training or inclusion of a topic in undergraduate medical curriculum can fulfill this.

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