Dental waste can be hazardous to humans and the environment. Care is required while disposing clinical waste in order to protect and maintain the immediate environment from contamination and to ensure the safety of those who come in contact with it. It is now time that the curriculum for medical, dental and paramedical education gives due importance to this vital issue.
Aim of The Study: The study is aimed to determine the awareness among the students of GDC&H, Hyderabad regarding biomedical waste management policy and practices, their attitude towards biomedical waste management and their awareness regarding needle stick injury.
Methods: A cross sectional study is conducted using a questionnaire to assess the knowledge of biomedical waste disposal. It was distributed to the students of GDC&H, Hyderabad.
Results: Of the distributed 250 questionnaires, it has showed that there is a poor level of knowledge and awareness of biomedical waste generation hazards, legislation and management among health care personnel.
Conclusion: 1) It is concluded from the present study that there are poor levels of knowledge and awareness about biomedical waste generation hazards.
Regular monitoring and training should be required at all levels.