We all would agree the fact that Doctors are living God and now we are seeing it in this pandemic how doctors and medicine are involved and important in the society. Likewise it is a time to check the proper treatment for medicinal wastage disposal systems in our locality. COVID-19 has caused hospitals to become overrun as patients and health care workers to go through medical supplies and disposable personal protective equipment at a rapid rate. Governments are encouraged to treat this waste as urgent in order to minimise possible secondary impacts on the health of both the public and the environment
What is Medicinal Waste?
Medical waste disposal is one of the biggest day-to-day challenges faced by healthcare providers. It’s often complicated by other concerns like HIPAA, epidemiology, potential civil litigation, and state and local regulation. Because at MedPro Waste Disposal we aim to help providers become better providers, we’re taking a look at the key concepts around medical waste.
Biomedical waste is generated from biological and medical sources and activities, such as the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of diseases. Common generators (or producers) of biomedical waste include hospitals, health clinics, nursing homes, emergency medical services, medical research laboratories, offices of physicians, dentists, veterinarians, home health care and morgues or funeral homes. In healthcare facilities (i.e. hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, veterinary hospitals and clinical laboratories), waste with these characteristics may alternatively be called medical or clinical waste.
Importance of healthcare during Pandemic
During this outbreak, medical and hazardous waste – such as infected masks, gloves and other protective equipment – needs to be discarded correctly, or it will have detrimental effects on human health and the environment. As such, the safe handling and final disposal of this waste is a vital element in an effective emergency response.
Medical waste generated during the pandemic must be treated as hazardous waste and disposed of separately. This waste should also be separately stored and collected by specialist municipality or waste management operators.