Dr. Hateem Bakhsh Sobhi, Dr. Ali Hussnain, Dr. Mahrukh Mumtaz
Introduction: Any unwanted or undesired material which was useful but now rendered un-useful is called waste. Wastes are divided into two groups, Non-Hazardous waste and hazardous waste. Non-Hazardous waste is not usually the risk of health, whereas Hazardous waste is the causes of many health risks. Biomedical or healthcare waste (HCW) or Medical waste is a term for all waste that arises in a medical facility. Methodology: STUDY DESIGN: Cross Sectional Descriptive Study PLACE OF STUDY: Lahore General hospital (LGH) is the one of the largest complex tertiary care teaching institution of 860 beds, attached with Postgraduate medical institute Lahore and is situated in high density populated southern area of Lahore. LGH is in contract with Private Company Lahore for biomedical waste disposal generated in this hospital through incinerator, but proper waste management system is not present even in Dialysis center. SAMPLE SIZE 1.All biomedical waste generating units which were 52 in number. 2.All persons (72) involved in waste generation disposal and management working in different wards of LGH. Results: Out of 72 persons interviewed 48 (66.67%) were female and 24 (33.33%) were male. Regarding marital status 54 (75%) were married, 18 (25%) were single. Regarding Education 5 (6.94%) of them were graduate, 7 (9.72%) were post graduate, 8 (11.11%) were Matric, 13 (18.06%) were under matric and 33 (45.84%) were illiterate which were mostly Sanitary Workers. Regarding Income status 25 (34.73%) persons were earning Rs;26,000 to 50,000, 21 (29.17%) persons were earning Rs; 10,000 to25,000, 21 (29.17%) persons were earning Rs; 51,000 to Rs; 75,000 and 5 (6.93%) was earning Rs; 76,000 to 100, 000.