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Biomedical Waste Management (BMWM) – “Normal to New Normal Strategic Planning and Approach, Preparedness and Way Forward

The amount of biomedical waste generated by various facilities treating COVID-19 and other patients has been rapidly increasing. The potential consequences of such high amounts of expulsion has prompted biomedical waste administrators to develop a working methodology and additional moderation measures to handle this unprecedented load of biomedical waste. Yet various questions exist in the minds of professionals and the citizens alike, such as:

  1. What are the challenges in managing COVID-19 biomedical waste in contrast to regular biomedical waste, especially in terms of regulatory amendments?
  2. What are the precautionary measures adopted by hospitals to prevent infection spreads with increasing patient numbers?
  3. What are the occupational health safety measures adopted in protecting and promoting health at the workplace?
  4. How have existing medical facilities upgraded to COVID-ready facilities structurally?
  5. How effectively is biomedical waste being treated and disposed during the pandemic?


This webinar aims to provide participants with insights on these questions, and a platform to understand more about biomedical waste management in times of crisis.


Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to understand the complete value chain of biomedical waste management through strategic and sustainable mechanisms developed by leading medical professionals and regulators, during the pandemic.


Participant Profile

The webinar is most relevant for Doctors, Paramedical Staff, Biomedical Engineers and Executives, CBMWF Public Health Engineers, Academicians/Researchers, Urban Local Body Officials, Rural Health Mission Officials, Regulators, Environmental Engineers/ Consultants, and Professionals involved in Biomedical Waste Management.


Webinar Date and Time

17 October 2020 | 4 pm – 6:30 pm


Webinar Schedule

Session time Topic Name of the Faculty
4.00 pm – 4.05 pm Introduction to the Webinar Swastik Harish, Senior Lead, IIHS
4.05 pm – 4.15 pm Session Highlights & Importance of BMWM Dr. Subha Muthu Kumar, Senior consultant, IIHS
4.15 pm – 4.35 pm Legal Amendments in BMWM – pre and post COVID scenarios Dr. Vinod Babu, Scientist E, Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi.
4.35 pm – 4.55 pm Infection Control Plan and BMWM Strategies Dr. Anoop Kumar Daga, Additional Professor

Department of Hospital Administration, All India Institute for Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

4.55 pm – 5.15 pm Structural Framework Model of COVID Facility in BMWM Dr. Narendranath V, Professor and Chief Administrator, MS Ramaiah Hospitals, Bengaluru.
5.15 pm – 5.35 pm BMWM Troubleshooting in COVID 19 Context and Occupational Safety Dr. Malini R Capoor, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
5.35 pm – 5.55 pm Common Biomedical Waste Facility (CBMWF) – Effective Collection, Treatment and Disposal Strategies Dr. Shankar Conjeevaram, CEO & VP, Tamil Nadu Integrated Waste Management Association, Chennai
5.55 pm – 6.25 pm Q&A Session Participants & Panellists
6.25 pm – 6.30 pm Concluding Remarks Dr. Subha Muthu Kumar, Senior consultant, IIHS

Registration for this webinar is now closed.