08-JUN-2016: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University recently conducted the 12th round of the monthly workshop on 'Biomedical Waste Management, Infection Control and Prevention of Occupational Hazards'.
At the inaugural session, Prof Tariq Mansoor, Principal and CMS, JN Medical College said that selfless whole hearted staff participation and team work is essential for success of all such endeavours.
Professor Haris M Khan, Medical Superintendant and Chairman, Department of Microbiology and Dr Meher Rizvi Convener, Bio-Medical Waste Management worked tirelessly at the logistics and trained the resource persons to launch the workshops.
Prof Khan and Dr Rizvi said that Prof Mansoor has been instrumental in conceiving the idea and powering this initiative with his constant encouragement and rock solid support.
"The unique feature of this endeavour is that not only faculty members from Department of Microbiology are involved but resource persons are drawn from different departments" said Dr Rizvi.
The programme had an active involvement of Prof Mansoor, Prof Khan, Prof Indu Shukla, Dr Rizvi and other faculty members of Microbiology Department. Prof R R Sukul, resource persons drawn from various departments and Sisters Mumtaz, Ancy Kurien, Nigar, Nasreen Bano and other members of the Principal staff were a;sp actively involved.
Prof Khan emphasized the role of continuous improvement to keep abreast with the changing times.
Guest Speaker, Dr J Chandra Babu, Scientist, Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Control discussed new Biomedical Waste Rules 2016 with various echelons of Health- Care personnel ranging from doctors to nurses, ward attendants and multitasking staff.
He said that non-compliance with BMW rules 2016 is a punishable offence leading to jail for five years or Rs one lakh fine.
"Bar-coding of bags and phasing out of chlorinated bags will become mandatory in the span of one and two years respectively," said DR Babu emphasizing that defaulters should be given show cause notice and it should also be made a note of in their annual report.
Dr S Ali Raza Rizvi, Department of Ophthalmology; Dr Jameel Ahmad, Department of Pharmacology and Dr Asfia Sultan, Department of Microbiology spoke on the importance of hand hygiene in infection control, prevention of occupational hazards and overview of rounds respectively.
Taking note of the Swacch Bharat Campaign unveiled by Prime Minister Modi, a Cleanliness and Sanitation Competition among the 18 wards was also organized during the workshop, which also encompassed infection control and Bio-Medical Waste Management.
The drive was judged over a period of a fortnight by Dr Meher Rizvi, Dr Fatima Khan and Dr Asfia Sultan.
Ward number 2 headed by Sister R P J Lochan was ajudged the best ward and apart from certificates the ward was gifted a sum of Rs 10,000.
"Over 90% Sisters and 50% of our attendants and multi tasking staff have been trained, this would not have been possible without the unstinting support and commitment of the administration," said Dr Rizvi and Prof Khan.
Related Picturesguests present at the Workshop on Biomedical Waste Management
Professor Tariq Mansoor giving away the best ward award to Sister RPJ Lochan