COMPARATIVE STUDY OF HOSPITAL WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AT DIFFERENT HEALTH CARE UNITS IN DISTRICT FAISALABAD FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES
Journal: Earth Sciences Pakistan (ESP)
Author: Naila Azeem, Ch. Arslan, Haroon Rashid, Asma Sattar
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In the world, healthcare waste comprises on different groups of waste due to the possibility of infectious importance. In develop and under developed countries, hospital and health care waste management was recognised discipline and in the management of health care economy it engrosses carping position. The reduction of toxic and infectious effect of health care waste on environment and all living stuffs present in environment by the disposal of waste in proper and economic way was the main responsibility of hospital management. The present research was aimed to conduct the comparative analysis of hospital waste management in three main hospital at Faisalabad city for the development of improvement strategies. In this study, at Allied, District Headquarter and Govt. General hospital Samanabad waste management at each step was observed and evaluated. Cardiac care unit, immune care unit, children ward, gynae ward, outdoors department, laboratory and theatre were the main portion at which management was assessed. The comparison between management of hospital was made to point out best working conditions of management at current situations. Questionnaire was conducted in each hospital and result are shown by employing Microsoft Excel. The absence of management practices was observed at different points. The status of incinerator was observed. Gas emission control devices was not attached to the incinerator unit. In all hospitals, incineration come to know as final disposal method. Finally, for additional sequence of achievement, the developments approaches and solid recommendations were adapted. So that transmission of hospital waste toxic and infectious effect toward environment may reduce by such improvements and development approaches.