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Surgical Waste Disposal: A Review

Uzma Riaz*

Journal Title:Open Access Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Abstract


In recent years there has been more difficulty in the processing of medical waste by using disposable nadel, furnaces, and other similar items in most of the developing countries. HCF (health care facility) waste is a special kind of waste generated in small quantities with high infection and injury potential. Knowledge in the fields of waste collection, sorting, stockpiling, transportation and disposal is 2 lacks in developing countries regarding healthcare facilities. Studies in Pakistan have shown that approximately 0.8-2.0 kg / day of waste are produced and 0.1-0.5 kg of it can be classified as a risk 3 waste. Wastes in HCFs are dangerous or toxic waste and waste not harmful. The following categories of risk wastes are: dangerous, contagious, sharp waste, medical waste, genotoxic waste, chemical waste and radioactive waste. Dependent on hospital policies and practices and the type of care given, the amount of biomedical waste generated is different. According to a report by the WHO, approximately 85% of hospital waste was not in danger and 10% was infectious and the remaining 5% was non-infectious due to improper segregation practices waste was mixed, thereby resulting in the presence of wastes as a whole.

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