Investigating the Quantity and Quality of Wastes in Shahid Chamran Hospital, Shiraz, in 2012-2013

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Author(s) Abooalfazl Azhdarpoor | Tahereh Khakpoor | Amrelah Zarea Zardieni | Payam Mohammadi | Hooshang Maleknia
Pages 479-483
Volume 3
Issue 8
Date August, 2014
Keywords waste, Shahid Chamran Hospital, infectious

Hospital wastes are regarded hazardous waste. There are certain regulations for handling them and they should be collected and disposed with special care. One of the suitable methods is the effective control of the produced infectious wastes under a management and supervision system in accordance with international principles and regulations. The aim of this project is to examine the quality and quantity of Shahid Chamran Hospital wastes and to obtain the amount of hospital wastes for each bed for performing suitable management. The amounts related to hospital wastes were determined under the supervision of the hospital’s environmental health expert and wastes collection personnel during a one-year period. The amounts were also recorded monthly (first week of each month), three times a day – in the morning, in the afternoon and at night- separately. The results of this study indicated that the daily per capita waste production separated by type- infectious, non-infectious and sharp- is respectively 452 kg, 714 kg and 4 kg. The per capita infectious waste produced in this hospital for each bed is 1.7 kg, and the per capita non-infectious waste produced for each bed is 2.69 kg. The total per capita production of wastes is 4.4 kg.

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