Centre for Environmental Health (CEH), PHFI

Activities co-ordinated by CEH for COVID:

  1. Responding to COVID-19 by strengthening the health infrastructure and systems in low-resource settings – Webinar, co-hosted by PHFI, CCDC, Health Care Without Harm and SELCO Foundation on Saturday 11th April, 2020, 3pm-6pm to facilitate cross-learnings to healthcare practitioners across the country. Well-attended with about 250 attendees. Attached concept note and detail of speakers. Prof. Srinath Reddy and Prof. D. Prabhakaran participated as panellists providing key insights.
  2. We have developed a pictorial guide based on the revised Biomedical Waste Management Rules , now updated with the CoVID waste management guidelines that can be used as stand-alone visual aids to facilitate healthcare waste management a healthcare facilities, quarantine centres and laboratories. This is awaiting endorsement from MoEFCC and release in a few days.
  3. Ms. Samayita Ghosh , on behalf of CEH, PHFI facilitated the transfer and delivery of 75 N-95 masks that were donated by a philanthropist to us , to the Officer-in –Charge , Medical Store and Medical Superintendent of the Safdarjung Hospital and V.M.M.C in response to their urgent request and call for PPEs for their doctors and nurses.
  4. Developing research proposals in relation to COVID-19 and air pollution for immediate conduct of studies, subject to funding.
  5. A webinar series for Urban Local bodies for COVID response and resurgence strategies in collaboration with National Institute of Urban Affairs and Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs is under discussion.

Pictorial Guide on Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2016 (Amended in 2018 & 2019)

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