A Computational Approach for Regulation of Biomedical Waste Expulsion in a Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
The year 2020 for India turned out to be a nightmare for the world as the novel coronavirus penetrated every walk of our lives. In December 2019, the world got word of the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. On January 30, India reported its very first case in Kerala. The person had a travel history from Wuhan, China. Bygone times have also witnessed pandemics in every era. Right from the emergence of the 1720 plague, 1820 cholera, 1920 Spanish Flu, to COVID-2019, the epidemics have dilapidated the very foundation of the world in ways that have caused the very existential basis of humankind to be on crutches. The virus proliferated inevitably in nearby areas of Kerala, having a butterfly effect in continuation. In this situation, the health facilities were to be primed and proper management was required to 66cater to the mass outbreak of the sick. The medical homes showed a surge in contaminated waste expelled from the hospitals. This biomedical waste creates a nuisance to nature and to people trying to manage the biomedical waste produced by hospitals. One aspect of living, that being waste management, has been sparked. This chapter hogs the limelight specifically on the bio-medical waste management that is being produced in the course of COVID-19. With increasing demands and usage of medical equipment, PPEs, etc., health care waste generation shows a surging trend. The sophisticated methods for waste disposal can be used to achieve minimal damage to nature, which is the intention of this chapter. Since the anti-drug for COVID is yet to come, proper management of waste dispensing should be held in priority as it may further invite unprecedented diseases that may cause greater social upheaval. Also, we acknowledge certain positive effects of the coronavirus on nature, which we term ‘Lessons Learnt from Nature’.
COVID-19, bio-medical waste management
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST)
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Rawlley, Oshin; Sahu, Yatendra; Gupta, Rajeev Kumar; Mishra, Amit Kumar; Bhardwaj, Ramakant; and Narayan, Satyendra, "A Computational Approach for Regulation of Biomedical Waste Expulsion in a Novel Coronavirus Pandemic" (2023). Books and Websites. 15.
Rawlley, O., Sahu, Y., Gupta R. K., Mishra, A. K., & Bhardwaj, R., & Narayan, S. (2023). A computational approach for regulation of biomedical waste expulsion in a novel coronavirus pandemic. In: M. Mittal & N. H. Shah, (Eds), Mathematical and computational modelling of Covid-19 transmission. River Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781032623146