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Biomedical Waste Management: The World COVID-19 Scenario
N. Ananthi, G. Chelladurai*
Bishop Heber College (Autonomous), Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Int. J. Grad. Res. Rev. Vol 7(4): 118-122.
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The reason of most spreading virus of SARS-CoV-2the medical waste suddenly increased twenty five percent compare than regular waste. In generally Biomedical waste handling is a challenging job and COVID-19 pandemic makes it a more challenging. Insufficient human force and infrastructure made the situation worst. Improper treatment may cause of this fatal disease as waste acts as a vector for SARS-CoV-2, which survives up to 7 days on COVID-waste. In this situation require a safe handling and disposal or treatment of waste timely manner. The government also takes various measures biomedical waste management (BMW). Furthermore, the policy has been reviewed and government established the BMW guidelines for disposal and treating to reduce an environmental and health risks in the world. The article is an attempt to explain about the guidelines of biomedical waste management during the pandemic of COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, Biomedical waste, Health risk, world scenario.