Due to India’s geographic size and the work already being done related to healthcare waste management in some areas, national project activities have a strategic double focus here.
- In Tamil Nadu, the work is focused on improving the current waste handling and treatment system within one central waste treatment facility and the area it services.
- In Uttar Pradesh, the National Project Steering Committee will identify a hospital with an underdeveloped waste management system, and activities there will focus on improving waste management practices within the healthcare facility.
In assessing the healthcare facility to select as a model in Uttar Pradesh (UP), criteria will include selecting a currently underperforming facility and one that would serve well for learning and dissemination for other facilities in UP and in similar states in India. This selection will likely result in a partnership with a large hospital in either Lucknow or Agra.
Because the problems in healthcare waste management stem from a failure of both practice and technology, learn how this project is addressing this challenge in India and elsewhere by demonstrating an alternative systems approach to healthcare waste management.
March 12th, 2013
The Indian Express
March 5th, 2013