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Objectives: To assess the knowledge and awareness and practices among health care providers in private hospitals
of Khyber pakhtunkhwa about health care waste management.
Material and Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study using a self administered structured questionnaire was
conducted from Feb 2019 to April 2019. Simple random sampling technique was used. The sample included all the
doctors, nurses, lab technicians’ employees of Muthahir clinic, hospitals who were present at the time of data collection
those working in administration were excluded. The data were entered and analyzed in Microsoft Excel.
Results: The results showed that 18(51.6%) doctors were aware 21(39.8%) nurses had an extremely poor knowledge
of health care waste generation and legislation and just 1(6.5% ) lab technicians had a good awareness of health care
waste management practice. Only 21 (58.3%) doctors knew about management practices of health care waste. So
was true in 21(39.8%) of nurses’ and 12 (71%) in lab technicians.
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