CLINICAL WASTE HANDLING AND OBSTACLES IN MALAYSIA

Journal Of Urban And Environmental Engineering

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João Pessoa / PB
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ISSN: 1982-3932
Editor Chefe: Celso Augusto Guimarães Santos
Início Publicação: 31/12/2006
Periodicidade: Semestral
Área de Estudo: Engenharia civil

CLINICAL WASTE HANDLING AND OBSTACLES IN MALAYSIA

Ano: 2010 | Volume: 4 | Número: 2
Autores: Shaidatul Shida Razali, Mohd Bakri Ishak
Autor Correspondente: Shaidatul Shida Razali | sh[email protected]

Palavras-chave: clinical waste, management, obstacles

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Resumo Inglês:

As in many other developing countries, the generation of clinical waste in Malaysia has increased significantly over the last few decades. Even though the serious impact of the clinical waste on human beings and the environment is significant, only minor attention is directed to its proper handling and legal aspects. This study seeks to examine the management of clinical waste in Selangor’s government hospitals as well as problems that arise from the current practice of clinical waste management. A depth interview with the responsible concession who handles the clinical waste management in those hospitals also has been taken. In general, it was found that the consortium’s administration was reasonably aware of the importance of clinical waste management. However, significant voids were presented that need to be addressed in future including efficient segregation, better handling and transfer means, as well as the need for training and awareness programs for the personnel. Other obstacles faced by consortiums were to handle the clinical waste including the operational costs. Waste minimizing and recycling, as well as the alternative treatment methods for incineration are regarded to be major challenges in the future.