Dr Abid Hussain
Hospital waste management has become potentially harmful and considered as critical concerns in Pakistan. A study was carried out through cross sectional descriptive design at District Headquarter Rajanpur with aim to investigate the practices on medical waste management among secondary hospital health care professionals. A study comprised evaluation and assessment about medical waste management; the knowledge assessment, attitude assessment, practice assessment, segregation practice and hospital waste management disposal method. As a sample the 110 health care professionals were included; doctors, nurses and paramedical staff. Data was collected by administering a questionnaire as a tool of measurement to determine the waste management practices. The results uncover that the struggle for medical waste management practices and health care facilities are still unsuitable in government hospitals. Training courses should be implemented about healthcare waste management. Hence, the Institutions of Health care and the Ministry of Health should take radical steps and give more consideration about disposal of medical waste management. It was concluded that an adequate and proper system of medical waste management for handing and treatment should be practices in health institutions and hospitals as a recommendation to improve segregation practices. Keywords: Knowledge assessment, Attitude assessment, Practice assessment, Segregation practice, Waste management disposal method.