Volume 9, Issue 26 (1-2007)                   jha 2007, 9(26): 57-62 | Back to browse issues page

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Habibzadeh S, Adib Hesamy M, Mahmodifar Y. A survey on hospital wastes management In Bookan, Mahabad,Saqqez, and Myandoab-western (Iran-2004). jha. 2007; 9 (26) :57-62
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Introduction: hospitals are considered one of the sources to produce the wastes in cities. The most of the hospitals waste are hazardous waste. If the separation, collection, transportation, and disposal of that waste have not done properly, then not only it has side effects on hospitals employees and patients, but also it will affect badly on human and the society indirectly. Based on this fact the hospital wastes management (in Bookan, Mahabad, Saqqez,and Myandoab-eastern ) will be investigated. 

Methods: This research had carried out based on a checklists, and direct observations in the year 2004. The research community is the public hospitals of above-mentioned cities. 

Results: Our research findings showed that despite of waste separation, the process has not been 100% completed. In some cases, they were mixed. In 75% of cases the transportation have been done by trowel and 25% by cart, 50% of hospitals had incinerators, but based on the observations the performance of quality was not desired. In 25% of cases, infectious wastes were separated, and in 25% of cases, wastes were delivered to other hospitals to burn. The cooling systems were not available for any cases and in all hospitals the waste disposal have been done 50% with other municipal wastes, and 50% were buried separately.

Conclusions: The direct and continuous supervision up and on hospital waste management is a very important issues and it is of all authorities responsibilities to pay attention more often.

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Received: 2008/05/12

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