Dr Hamad Masood, Dr. Muhammad Akmal, Dr Muhammad Bakhtawar Majeed
Objective: Perception and Awareness of Support staff towards Biomedical Waste Management Methods: 73 individuals at Mayo Hospital, Lahore, consisting of 50 dental assistants, eleven technician laboratories and 12 housekeepers, conducted a cross-sectional study [interview-based]. The study took place from March 2018 to February 2019 for a period of three months. The UCMD Legal Committee has approved ethical clearance. Data have been obtained with the aid of a simplified version of the questionnaire [15 close-ended questions], which has been translated to Urdu to be included in this analysis . Participants were asked to complete the survey and to show all unanswered queries. Both participants received the percentage of right and incorrect answers to each question. Data were evaluated with the Chi Square check and the Z score using SPSS version 24.0. Results: According to the survey findings, the average awareness of dental staff was 66 percent, the bad knowledge of technicians was 44.46% and the poor awareness of biomedical waste treatment was 42.7 percent. Of all 25.8 percent of participants, 62.7 percent showed average awareness and perception and 14.8 percent were well aware of the biomedical waste management situation. Such statistics indicate that staff have little to no understanding of biological waste management in terms of their interpretation and comprehension. Conclusion: In the Hospital, Lahore, there is little awareness of biomedical waste management. In order to protect the environment and human health, it is vital that waste is secreted and disposed of in a safe way. Keywords: Biomedical Waste Management, Dental Assistants, Mayo Hospital, Lahore.