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Research Paper | Environmental Science Studies | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023
Injection Waste Disposal in India
Abstract: From its general use in 1920s and worldwide use after World War II injection application has revolutionized the health care. One cannot forget the revolution brought about by the discovery of penicillin in the management of infections by use of syringes just after the Second World War. Its discovery led to better and more effective use of medicines. Initially the syringes were used for curative medicines only. On research in the areas of preventive health care the use was extended to immunization, which is quite a large chunk of use of injection. It is estimated that about 16 billion injections are administered worldwide.95 % no doubt are for therapeutic use but the rest 5% are for immunization & investigation purposes1 (1). Till the early ?60s only the glass syringes were used for injections. The glass syringes gave way to plastic syringes, and its universal use in India can be said to be in the early ?80s. Now management of injection waste remains a problem in the developing countries due to inadequate implementation of management technique, poor work culture, lose monitoring and lackadaisical approach.
Keywords: Injection, Waste Disposal, Infection, Immunization
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,
Pages: 1185 - 1187