Mysore, June 11 (KK&SH)- Nearly 200 doctors, nursing staff, laboratory technicians and other paramedics took part in a day-long training programme on hospital waste management which began this morning in city.

The event, conducted under the joint auspices of Environment Protection, Training and Research Institute (EPTRI), Hyderabad and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Mysore Region, was inaugurated by Dr. D. Venkatesh, Dean and Director, MMC&RI, in Guru Residency Hotel on JLB Road. Dr. V. Raju, District Health Officer, presided.

Addressing the participants, Dr. Venkatesh said that biomedical waste management was an important area. "Its collection, classification and disposal are different aspects to which every hospital must give priority. Effluent treatment plants are a must in every hospital," he said, adding that great care was needed in handling the wastes.

Dr. Raju, in his presidential address, said the problem of medical waste management was age-old. "Laboratory staff play a major role in dealing with hospital wastes. The task is a team work of the entire staff in hospitals. Decontamination of the processed wastes is an important step. Even a small mistake in the entire task can lead to disastrous consequences on others' health."

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore