Journal Article

Management of solid medical waste in the private medical sector in the occupied Palestinian territory: problems and remedial measures

2008
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Abstract
Management of solid medical waste in healthcare centres within the private sector in Palestine was studied. This included segregation, transport, treatment and final disposal. The study found that 30% of the centres completely segregated all kinds of healthcare waste, 35.9% segregated the sharps and 27.7% segregated infectious waste. Healthcare waste was manually transported in 99% of the centres that segregate waste. Nearly 87% of the centres disposed of the waste in open dumps randomly distributed in the area. It is concluded that all stages of healthcare waste management in healthcare centres in the private sector pose a hazard to personnel working in them and also to the general public in Palestine.
Year
2008
Language
Arabic
Date Published
Sep-Oct
Volume
14
Pages
1164-72
Accession Number
19161090
ISBN Number
1020-3397 (Print)1020-3397 (Linking)
Journal Name
East Mediterr Health J
Keywords
Medical Waste Disposal
Methods
statistics & numerical data
Humans
Middle East
Needs Assessment
Organization & administration
Occupational Health
Private Sector
Public Health
Transportation