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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-65

Hospital generated waste: A plan for its proper management


King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Salih H.M. Aljabre
P.O. Box 10011, Dammam 31433
Saudi Arabia
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PMID: 23008674

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Hospitals are important sites for the generation of hazardous waste. Each hospital has its own profile for the generation and transportion of waste according to its location. It is extremely important to manage hospital generated waste properly in order to avoid health and environmental risks. This article reports the plan designed and used by the hospital waste management committee in King Fahad Hospital of the University , Alhkobar, Saudi Arabia, for the safe management of hospital generated waste starting from the collection areas to the final disposal procedure. The plan was in four stages: background information, identification of problems, intervention and monitoring. The possible solutions for problems encountered are suggested. This plan which was efficient and cost effective can be used in other medical establishments.


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