Evaluation of Hospital Waste Management in Public and Private Sector Hospitals of Faisalabad City, Pakistan

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  • Omair Anwar Department of Sociology G.C. University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Nazia Malik Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology G.C. University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Asim Department of Sociology G.C. University Faisalabad, Pakistan

Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate the current situation, practices of segregation approaches, storage managements, collection and disposal system, awareness about hospital waste and impact on environment in Faisalabad city. This study was conducted in major hospitals of Faisalabad city which are generating massive waste. This investigation focused on different types of waste generated by hospitals in Faisalabad city. The universe of the present study was consisted on sanitary workers of the hospitals. A sample of 120 respondents selected randomly out of 350. Interview schedule was used to collect the data. Data exhibited that majority of the sanitary workers is untrained and they have no knowledge about environment protection act and hospital waste management rules. Medical Waste is not being segregated. It is suggested that sanitary worker should have trained, have batter knowledge about hospital waste management. There should be enforcement of waste management laws and Environmental protection act.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n2p161

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Published

2013-06-29

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Anwar, O., Malik, N., & Asim, M. (2013). Evaluation of Hospital Waste Management in Public and Private Sector Hospitals of Faisalabad City, Pakistan. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2(2), 161. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/ajis/article/view/375

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