IGNOU course on Waste Mgmt

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New Delhi, Jun 18 (UNI) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has developed a six-month certificate programme in Health Care Waste Management for the South East Asia Countries to equip the learner with skills to manage health care waste effectively and safely.

The course was developed in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) and South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO).

It will help acquaint them about the existing legislation, knowledge and practices regarding infection control and health care waste management practices in South East Asia Regional countries.

They are also organising a two day international workshop on Capacity Building for Sound Management of Health Care Waste on June 19-20, to sensitise the learner about the dangers associated with the health care waste, particularly Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis-C and HIV infections.

IGNOU Vice Chancellor Prof V N Rajasekharan Pillai will deliver the inaugural address. WHO and SEARO Regional Advisor Alexander Von Hilderbrand and representatives from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal will also participate in the workshop.

The main aim of the workshop is to train more and more health care functionaries in South East Asia in the safe management and disposal of hazardous bio-medical waste to reduce these infections and promote infection control and patients' safety.

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