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Biosafety of healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic in COVID-dedicated hospitals in Bangladesh

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Hasna Tuz Zahria, Abu Ansar Md Rizwan, Md. Zafar As Sadiq & Probal Kumar Mondal

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is a latent threat to public health that has multiplied enormously, spread quickly, and is yet shrouded in mystery. In hospitals and lab settings all across the world, biosafety is a significant problem that can be particularly difficult for impoverished nations. Therefore, the goal of this study was to evaluate the biosafety of medical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh’s hospitals with a COVID-specific patient population. All the healthcare professionals who were involved in caring for COVID-19 patients were regarded to be the study population when a descriptive type cross-sectional study was carried out at a chosen COVID-dedicated hospital in Dhaka. A total of 96 respondents who were interviewed for the study’s purposes were sampled using a straightforward random sampling technique. For the goal of gathering data, a face-to-face interview was done. The results of this study show that although healthcare professionals have a reasonable level of fundamental knowledge of the present COVID-19 epidemic, they do not always follow acceptable biosafety and waste disposal practices. Fewer than ten percent of healthcare personnel have not received the COVID-19 vaccination, even though more than ninety percent of respondents were immunized. This study unequivocally states that preventing unintentional exposure to biohazardous items is the most important part of biosafety at any institution. The study’s findings thus urge teamwork and the planning of foundational training programs to raise healthcare professionals’ awareness of fundamental self-hygiene practices and biosafety concepts.

 

Keywords: Biosafety, healthcare providers, COVID-19, COVID-dedicated hospital, Bangladesh.

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Title: Biosafety of healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic in COVID-dedicated hospitals in Bangladesh
Author: Hasna Tuz Zahria, Abu Ansar Md Rizwan, Md. Zafar As Sadiq & Probal Kumar Mondal
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7578033
Media: Online
Volume: 18
Issue: 1
Issue publication (Year): 2023
Acceptance Date: 26/01/2023
Date of Publication: 28/01/2023
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/2031.pdf
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Page: 128-134
First Page: 128
Last Page: 134
Paper Type: Research paper
Current Status: Published

Cite This Article:

Hasna Tuz Zahria, Abu Ansar Md Rizwan, Md. Zafar As Sadiq & Probal Kumar Mondal (2023). Biosafety of healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic in COVID-dedicated hospitals in Bangladesh. International Journal of Science and Business, 18(1), 128-134. doi: https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.7578033

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About Author (s)

 Hasna Tuz Zahria, East West Nursing College, Dhour, Nishat Nagar, Turag, Dhaka – 1230, Bangladesh.

 Abu Ansar Md Rizwan (Corresponding author), Social Assistance & Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV), Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh & W A N Research & Consultancy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Md. Zafar As Sadiq, Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Probal Kumar Mondal, Social Assistance & Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV), Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

 

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7578033

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