Health-care Waste

Umar Iqbal0646
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Umar Iqbal0646
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Health-care Waste
1 What ?
1.1 80% General Waste
1.2 20% Hazardous Waste
1.2.1 Infectious waste
1.2.2 Pathological waste
1.2.3 Sharps
1.2.4 Chemicals / pharmaceutical
1.2.5 Radioactive waste
1.2.6 Heavy metals
2 Why tackle it?
2.1 Infectious
2.1.1 23 million Hep B and C viruses
2.1.2 260,000 HIV viruses
3 Where?
3.1 Hospitals
3.2 Research Centres
3.3 Mortuary and autopsy centres
3.4 Blood banks
3.5 Nursing homes
4 Why produced?
4.1 Lack of awareness
4.2 Absence of waste management and disposal systems
4.2.1 lack of training in proper waste management
4.2.2 No appropriate regulations/ unenforced
4.3 Insufficient resources
4.3.1 low priority
4.4 Legal
5 Future Steps
5.1 Build comprehensive systems
5.2 Raising awareness
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