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Workshop on ‘Healthcare Waste Management’ held at LGBRIMH, Tezpur

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HT Correspondent
TEZPUR, Sept 9: A workshop was organised on the topic ‘Healthcare Waste Management’ on Thursday at Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi Regional Institute of Mental Health by the SBM organising team.
Attending the event Jayanta Sahariah, regional officer, Pollution Control Board, Tezpur along with Jehirul Islam, engineer, Pollution Control Board, Tezpur shared their views regarding bio medical waste management.
Sahariah mentioned that by reducing and segregating healthcare waste, health care facilities could reduce their operational costs, eliminate risks to their staff, enhance the local environment and improve community relations, etc.
Jehirul Islam discussed the importance and principles of healthcare waste management.
Besides this in the daylong event, the issue of waste management like general waste management was also discussed by Dr. Jayanta Kumar Das, assistant professor of Pathology, LGBRIMH, Tezpur.
Dr. Jitumoni Kalita, assistant professor, spoke on bio-medical waste in microbiology. It is to be mentioned here that other dignitaries including Dr. Debahuti Sabhapandit, Dr. Bipul Sarma, assistant medical superintendent, MF Chetry, I/c Matron, Basanti Kumsing, Dr. Hemanta Datta, I/c deputy director, Dr. Jyoti Hazarika, medical superintendent, Dr. Kushal Tamuli, deputy medical superintendent, Dr. J.K. Phukan, I/c laboratory also spoke on different issues.
Around 40 participants and staff from various departments attended the workshop.

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