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Healthcare Waste Management- Strong system required
Posted Date: 1/14/2012 4:54:00 PM

Activities by Healthcare facilities represent 3-8 percent of the climate change footprint in developed-country settings. These statistics indicate that hospitals and healthcare facilities share huge responsibilities in protecting the environment and contributing to its development. Healthcare Waste is the total waste generated by hospitals, healthcare establishments and research facilities in diagnosis, treatment, immunization and associated research. According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), India generates approximately 1.48 million tonnes of healthcare waste per year, thus, the registered healthcare facilities generate 4,057 tonnes of waste per day, out of which 2,919 tonnes of waste is treated while rest 28 percent of the waste goes untreated on daily basis. A hospital in India generates around 0.5 to 2 kg of waste per bed per day with 70-80 percent of that being general waste, 15-20 percent infectious waste, 5-10 percent pathological waste, 0.5 to 1 percent being chemical and sharp wastes. For more information visit:

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