Assessment of knowledge,attitude and practices regarding Biomedical Waste Management amongst Intern doctors in New Civil hospital, Surat.

Manali Hitenbhai Shah, Summaiya Abdulvahed Mullan

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(a) Title: Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practices regarding Biomedical Waste Management amongst Intern doctors in New Civil hospital, Surat.
(b) Abstract body:
Objective: To assess knowledge, attitude and practice regarding Biomedical Waste Management amongst Intern Doctors.
Method: It was a cross-sectional study conducted in New Civil Hospital, Surat, India. The study was conducted amongst 70 Intern Doctors. A pretested questionnaire of 18 questions, 6 each for knowledge, attitude and practice was given.
Result: The results show that <20% has knowledge about categories, color coding and different wastes that are not included in Biomedical Waste Management Rules, 2016. Attitude shows good results. >50% has faulty practice regarding disposal of expired medicines, contaminated caps and masks and used syringes.
Conclusion: As the knowledge and practice regarding Biomedical Waste Management amongst Intern Doctors was poor, periodic training and their evaluation is mandatory for better outcome.
(c) Keywords: Bio medical waste, Intern Doctors, KAP.

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Bio medical waste, Intern Doctors, KAP

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