Hospital waste management conference in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct.30 (ANI): Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna inaugurated an annual conference on hospital waste management here on Saturday at the India Habitat Centre.

Various military doctors and civil medical experts will discuss the hospital waste management issues during the two-day conference being organised jointly by Indian Society of Hospital Waste Management (ISHWM) and Department of Health Services, Govt of NCT of Delhi.

Chairman Air Marshal LK Verma, in his Presidential address, highlighted the importance of effective management of the hospital waste to minimise risk of infection and enhance safety to the healthcare works and waste handlers from infectious diseases such as HIV, and Hepatitis group of diseases.

The conference was attended by WHO Representative Designate to India Dr Nata Menabde, Director General (Organisation and Planning), Armed Forces Medical Services Air Mshl DP Joshi, DG Railway Health Services, senior medical and dental professionals, nursing officers and prominent doctors from hospitals and nursing homes in Delhi and other places in India and abroad.

Indian Society of Hospital Waste Management (ISHWM) is a scientific society actively engaged in bringing about greater awareness among the doctors, health care works, nurses, paramedics and hospital administrators on safe and effective bio-medical waste management and safe disposal.

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests Rajiv Gauba delivered the keynote address at the conference. (ANI)

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