Training on biomedical waste mgmt imparted

NAHARLAGUN, Jun 7: Forty-eight participants from various districts attended a two-day training programme on bio-medical waste management (BMWM), which concluded at the health services directorate here on 6 June.
The participants included the data managers, incinerator operators, and bio-medical waste handlers from all district and referral hospitals that have incinerators.
The programme, which was supervised by state BMWM member secretary Dr Annong Borang, was inaugurated by Health Services Director Dr M Lego, in the presence of TRIHMS CMS Dr Hage Ambing, on 5 June.
The resource persons for the training programme were TRIHMS Associate Professor (Department of Microbiology) Dr Amit Kumar Singh and microbiologist (in-charge) SRL/ICTC Dr Mope Riba.
In the first day, the participants were educated on the importance of biomedical waste segregation, collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal, with emphasis on proper segregation of biomedical waste at the point of generation, and colour-coding of waste bins and waste bags.
On the second day, the participants visited RK Mission Hospital in Itanagar to receive on-hand training in operating the incinerator. They also visited various wards, the blood bank, and the OPD to observe the hospital’s bio-waste management process.
Certificates were issued to the participants during the valedictory function held at the DHS here.