Biomedical waste management is a tricky business; it has become even more so in the Covid-19 times.
Not only has the quantity of biomedical waste produced in hospitals and other healthcare facilities increased, but with large numbers of people being quarantined at home, infectious waste has to be collected and processed from residential set-ups as well.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working for some time on policy and advocacy for biomedical waste management. It recognizes the need to adopt a responsible biomedical waste management regime.
CSE has conceptualized a one-week online training program on “biomedical waste management in India,” with the objective of providing a better understanding of the key aspects of managing this waste, the legal concerns that govern it, and best practices.
The mode of training will be online (self-paced) with a mix of interactive sessions, imparted through on-demand literature, virtual presentations, and case studies. Assessment exercises and group discussions on the modules will be provided/facilitated to help in the self-assessment of the participants.
The course will take place from 15-22 January 2021. Waste management practitioners, officials from central and state urban departments and municipalities, urban and town planners, academicians, students, and NGO representatives can apply to this online program. The course fee is Rs 2,000 per participant.
The course includes modules on status of biomedical waste management in India; major provisions of the Biomedical Waste Management Rules, 2016; problems and challenges around biomedical waste management; closing the ‘disposal cycle;’ general waste management at healthcare facilities; and agenda for biomedical waste with reference to Covid-19.
Interested readers can register for the course here
For more details, please drop a mail to Ishani Sonak, course coordinator on [email protected], or call on +91 9818884832 or +91 8884646146.