Biomedical Waste Essay

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CHAPTER 10 1 BIO-MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT The management of this waste stream requires a number of upgrades as outlined in the Auroville Solid Waste Management Strategy. Appendix A presents an overview of the composition of a typical hospital waste stream. Active management is the key to improving current practices at the Auroville Health Centre. Staff training in waste segregation will be an important component once the Health Centres infrastructure has been improved. Exnora has offered to conduct training at the Centre in conjunction with Eco-Service who will provide instruction on how to use the incinerator and recycling facilities. Appendix B gives an overview of detailed planning of the upgrades to waste management systems and infrastructure at the Health Centre as a part of a general program of improvement. Appendix C is a copy of a summary from the Bio-medical (Management and Handling) Rules. This summary was produced by the Mumbai Medwaste Action Group. Appendix D is an overview of SGS Laboratories, the company who will be undertaking the testing of the incinerator to ensure it complies with the above legislation. Waste Management Research – Bio-Medical Waste Management CHAPTER 10 2 APPENDIX A – Hospital Waste Flow Chart General Hospital Waste General hospital waste represents 80 –85% of overall waste stream. Includes paper, plastic packaging, steel cans, and food waste similar to domestic household waste. Source separation is required however no special treatment is needed BioDegradable Non Biodegradable Stock Feed Compost Residual Recyclable Interim Storage Landfill Incineration Ash Waste Management Research – Bio-Medical Waste Management CHAPTER 10 3 Infectious waste Sharps Plastics Pathological Waste Microbiological Waste Liquid Wastes Needles, scalpels, syringes, blades

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