Clinical waste management practices in district faisalabad
Journal: Earth Sciences Pakistan (ESP)
Author: Syed Shahzaib Ali, Nimrah Ijaz, Nafeesa Aman, Abdul Nasir, Lubna Anjum and Ijaz Ahmad Randhawa
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Hospital waste is categorized as a very dangerous waste type as it possesses many pathogenic elements and it can cause harmful human health effects. This research shows the survey and field investigation conducted at government hospitals located in Faisalabad. The quantitative waste analysis showed that 55% non-infectious, 15% infectious, 25% bio-hazardous, 2% sharps and 3% chemical waste is generation in these hospitals. Few main hospitals have their own incinerator but still either they are not working efficiency or insufficient to handle waste. However, this paper deals with the design of incinerator for small scale hospitals. The proposed incinerator has three chambers: primary chamber (temperature range 500-7000c), secondary chamber (temperature range 700-900oc), and tertiary chamber (temperature range 900-12000c). Situation analysis confirmed the earlier view that a hospital waste management project should be implemented at this hospital and an intensive training programmed, at all levels, and is required to deal effectively with this problem.