About Training Component


About the Training component of the Environmentally Sound Management of Medical Wastes in INDIA project


i. Activities of Component 1: Training Needs Assessment

  • Identify stakeholders to be targeted in institutional and technical capacity building and their capacity building needs in the 5 participating States.
  • Identify areas of concerns and assess training requirements for institutional and technical capacity building at various levels of large, medium and small health care facilities in the 5 participating States.
  • Identify targeted population for awareness raising campaigns.
  • Identify institutions and experts in the field of bio-medical waste management that could provide resources for accomplishment of training component such as development of training material, hands on training for health care functionaries, CBWTF operators and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Identify relevant areas and partners for private-public partnership (PPP) in each of the 5 participating States.
  • Recommend types, number and delivery of training programmes as well as awareness campaigns to be undertaken at the identified levels of healthcare functionaries involved in handling bio-medical waste during the duration of 3 years.
  • Recommend various types of training materials that will be required for the training programmes targeted at various levels of healthcare functionaries and other personnel involved in handling of bio-medical wastes.
  • Recommend mechanisms to enhance the delivery of training programmes in order to achieve better bio-medical waste management practices.

ii. Activities of Component 2 : Development of Training Documents, Guidance Manuals and Awareness Campaign Materials on Medical Waste Management

  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for identification of bio-medical waste in healthcare facilities, which are formal written guidelines or instructions for response in a given situation. The SOPs shall have both operational and technical components that will enable responders to act in a coordinated fashion across disciplines in any event. The SOPs shall be developed for bio-medical waste segregation, collection and transport within healthcare facilities to collection points, tracking and record keeping in healthcare facilities, cleaning spill and injury management, containment, decontamination and others. More areas may be identified for development of SOPs, which will be useful for those involved in handling of bio-medical waste.
  • Internal and external review of draft SOPs and finalization of SOPs; translation and printing of finalized SOPs in booklet form in English and Hindi as well as 5 vernacular languages of Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia and Punjabi.
  • Develop mechanism for monitoring and evaluation of assessing the efficacy of the SOP being practiced.
  • Develop methodology for improving and increasing segregation of bio-medical waste streams at source in the healthcare institutions of widely differing in their complexity and size.
  • Prepare and produce pamphlets, posters and booklets that shall have required illustrations and pictures explaining various activities to be undertaken for bio¬¨medical waste management, for all levels of health care functionaries.
  • Produce a film targeting issues of bio-medical waste management, universal precautions, infection control and occupational health safety for various levels of healthcare functionaries. The film shall be used by the participating hospitals in orientation of new staff on bio-medical waste management procedures to be followed in the hospital as well as for reinforcement of training of existing staff.
  • Prepare a document on best practices for medical waste management to be adopted by various hospitals in the 5 participating States and across the country. Publish and circulate the document amongst the stakeholders
  • Formulate guidance manuals for integrated medical waste management system and integrated medical waste disposal system for district administrators to strengthen bio-medical waste management and disposal activities in the respective districts. Publish and circulate the manuals amongst the stake holders
  • Document the experience gained and lessons learnt under the model district component of the project
  • Document the lessons learnt and experience gained by each of the participating State.
  • Develop, publish and print the quarterly news bulletin for dissemination of the progress made under the project and other developments in the country for bio- medical waste management
  • Develop and maintain the website for disseminating the progress made under the project and other developments in the country for Bio medical waste management

iii. Activities of Component 3 : Implementation of Training Programmes on Medical Waste Management

  • Prepare action plan for conducting training and capacity building programmes
  • Develop Monitoring and Evaluation framework for assessing the implementation of training activities by the master trainers in their respective hospitals.
  • Conduct Training of Trainers (TOTs) for the identified master trainers from the 28 hospitals and 1 CBWTF identified under the project in each of the 5 participating States for technical capacity building in environmentally sound medical waste management and disposal; management system requirements and procedures including SOPs and best environmental practices requirements. The master trainers in turn will perform regular training activities on the above for the staff in their respective hospitals under the guidance of State Technical Advisor and designated members of the State Project Management Unit (SPMU) in each of the 5 participating States.
  • Conduct minimum one training programme each in the identified 28 hospitals for those involved in handling of bio-medical waste in each of the 5 participating States.
  • Organize training programme (minimum one in each of the 5 participating States) for the district administrators (of model district) to motivate them in the establishment and strengthening integrated medical waste management system in their respective district.
  • Organize one workshop at the model demonstration district for administrators, decision makers and other relevant stakeholders to disseminate experience gained for replication in other districts of the State. This activity will be conducted in each of the 5 participating States.
  • In coordination with the SPMU, conduct monitoring and evaluation of training activities and awareness campaigns implemented in each of the 5 participating States.



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