Proposed Model for Healthcare Waste Management
The objective of this manuscript is to propose a Healthcare Waste Management (HWM) model for the safe disposal of healthcare waste which should be comprehensive, environment friendly and in an integrated form. This descriptive analytical study was done and based upon the factors associated with the poor handling of healthcare waste at Shalamar Hospital Lahore from November, 2008 to December, 2010 in healthcare facilities (HCFs) situated in Punjab, Pakistan, a model has been proposed. Five stages for the management of the waste (a) Planning the outline, (b) Implementation of action plan, (c) Classifying job descriptions, (d) disposal method and (e) Skill Development have been evolved. This model can be applied in any healthcare facility situated in Pakistan.
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