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Incinerator in RMCH.

Incinerator in RMCH.

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The management of clinical waste is of great importance due to its infectious and hazardous nature that can cause risks on environment and public health. The study is conducted to evaluate clinical waste management practices and to determine the amount of waste generated at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in Bangladesh. A survey is driven...

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... hazardous wastes include blood & sharps are separated from the hospital waste. The hazardous waste is incinerated inside the hospital in an incinerator two times in a week shown in figure 3 above. The incinerated residue is then dumped into the primary waste disposal point. ...

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... This study is conducted to analyse hospital waste management and discuss the environmental and health impacts. Numerous researches have been conducted on hospital waste management and its impact from multiple perspectives such as management, practices, assessment and risk (Ayse, Dursun, Hysen, 2014;Eigitait, 2013;Mochungong, 2011;Sengodan, 2014;Al Razib, 2017). Despite the fact that many studies on hospital waste have been conducted, the amount is still insufficient. ...
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Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) is one of the renowned hospital in Bangladesh. Both liquid and solid wastes are generated from RMCH. In this study, water was collected from various sources such as tap water (TW), treatment plant water (TPW), dialysis waste water (DWW), operation theatre waste water (OTWW) and pathological waste water (PWW) to obtain the , Turbidity, Color, Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Electrical Conductivity, Alkalinity, Iron content, Chloride content, Total Solid (TS), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Total Suspended Solid (TSS), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD). The obtained test results are compared to the standard values of WHO and BDS. From this study, it can be concluded that the waste water from dialysis room, pathology room, and operation theatre were characterized as highly hazardous, and also dangerous. This research could be helpful to the hospital authority to detect the quality of the water.
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