Study on waste from hospital and clinics in Phitsanulok

Adsavakulchai, Suwannee (2002) Study on waste from hospital and clinics in Phitsanulok. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 1 (3). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

Waste generation depends on numerous factors such as established waste management methods, type of hospital establishment, hospital specialization, proportion of reusable items employed in hospital, and proportion of patients treated on a day-care basis. This study surveyed the waste from hospital and clinics in Phitsanulok and found the average daily waste generated as general, medical and hazardous waste from all hospitals in Phitsanulok Province at 1.751, 0.284 and 0.013 kg/bed respectively and at 0.323, 0.041 and 0.002 kg/bed respectively from all clinics in Phitsanulok Province. Medical waste from all hospitals consisted of needles, gloves, drain tubes, cottons and gauze, napkins, plastic syringes, swap and body parts with total daily generation at 0.452, 0.480, 0.390, 0.404, 0.018, 0.355, 0.004 and 0.382 kg/bed respectively. Information about proper waste management process is needed to improve hospital waste management. Hospital waste management is an important and necessary component of environmental health protection.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hospital waste, Phitsanulok, Waste generation, Needles, Syringes, Gloves, Tubes, Hospital Waste Management, Environmental Health
Subjects:Environment and Public Health > Environment
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Environmental Pollution > Waste Products > Medical Waste
Environment and Public Health > Public Health
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Equipment and Supplies > Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
ID Code:1296
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:24 January 2006

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