ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Occupational Hazards in Healthcare Settings

This paper highlights the working conditions in two work chains in the public healthcare system: municipal solid-waste management and handling of hospital waste and dead bodies. While COVID-19 has exposed the hazards that workers in these sectors are exposed to, it also lays bare the historical and social hierarchies, the exploitative working conditions and intrinsic discrimination within the public healthcare system.

Delhi

Although the central government has passed relevant legislation and the Supreme Court has issued directives for the safe disposal of hospital wastes, few of the capital's hospitals ensure that the massive amount of potentially hazardous waste they produce is consigned safely.
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