BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE DENTAL CLINICS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Abhimanyu Sharma, Sneha Sekhsaria, Rajni Khatri, Lokesh Chandra, Sonal Mishra
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Biomedical waste management is one of the emerging causes for Hospital Acquired Infection, which is very important to deal with due to its significant impact on the health and environment. Biomedical waste generated in dental clinics and hospitals if not managed properly, can create various health hazards to dental professionals, dental auxiliaries, patients and other dental health care service providers who work in dental office. Each dental health care provider should have knowledge about handling and disposal of biomedical waste. In this article different methods of handling and disposal of biomedical waste during the unprecedented times of COVID-19 are elaborated. Revised guidelines are provided by central pollution control board (Govt of India), American dental association, Centre for disease control, world health organization and other organizations dealing with waste management are discussed in this article.