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Research Report

Problems on the Medical Waste Management System and Solutions


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Medical waste is discharged in the workplace and foster self-treatment or waste disposal contractor to comply with the treatment, which is 95 percent of total medical waste incineration, being charged. Most medical waste is handled in a designated waste incinerators. Also 'hate facilities' that are moving into an area because of complaints against the designated waste incinerators in fact new and expanded very difficult situation. Thus, most of the medical waste is quite far away from sources located in designated waste incineration incinerator being moved to. Isolate the waste is classified as medical waste, even hundreds of kilometers to travel long distances to even being processed situation. Abroad, there is a risk of human infection in the general waste in medical waste management to be strictly compared. Most of the country is generated medical waste is collected, stored, moved from the stage, to the middle of treatment and final disposal of the whole process for tracking and managing the system thoroughly and be prepared. In particular, the movement of medical waste and the spread of infections and communicable diseases from other sources in order to minimize the risk of detoxification preferential treatment to the pathogens carried out from the institution strives to be preventing. When you refer to the case of overseas, our country's land area is small, as is the high population density in the country first, medical waste treatment method should be looking for ways to diversify. The sources of medical waste or infectious sources nearby a way as to minimize the final treatment can be treated, and also melt-processing method, sterilization, disinfection, etc. need to be considered a variety of methods.

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