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medical waste

any discarded biological product such as blood or tissue removed from operating rooms, morgues, laboratories, or other medical facilities. The term may also be applied to bedding, bandages, syringes, and similar materials that have been used in treating patients and to animal carcasses or body parts used in research. Medical waste is regulated at the state and local levels.

medical waste

Any waste—regardless of whether it is potentially infectious—generated as a result of patient diagnosis and treatment. Medical waste is produced in healthcare settings (e.g., patient outpatient testing, invasive testing, surgical procedures) and may be regarded by regulatory agencies as having the potential for carrying viable human pathogens. It is generated by 180,000 physicans offices, 98,000 dentists, 38,000 veterinarians, and 30,000 other facilities including clinics, long-term care facilities, laboratories and blood banks.

medical waste

Public health Any waste–regardless of whether it is potentially infectious–generated as a result of Pt diagnosis and treatment. See Hospital waste, Infectious waste, Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988.

medical waste,

n a discarded biologic product, such as blood or tissues, removed from operating rooms, morgues, laboratories, or other medical facilities. The term may also be applied to bedding, bandages, syringes, and similar materials that have been used in treating patients, as well as animal carcasses or body parts used in research. See also waste products, biohazard.
medical waste disposal,
n the safe and proper handling of medical waste, prescribed by statute and institutional policy and designed to prevent cross contamination, reinfection, and transmission of disease.
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As per the guideline, bio- medical waste is to be destroyed totally through incinerators.
A source in the PMDC said that major hospitals including PIMS, Polyclinic, Holy Family Hospital and Benazir Bhutto Hospital have no incinerators and they rely of civic agencies to dispose of their medical waste.
A refrigerated vehicle with a temperature of a minimum of five degrees Celsius inside and equipped with all mandatory requirements for medical waste collection and transportation, will be used to transfer the waste from the school clinics to the treatment facility for their safe disposal.
In addition to successfully training 535 workers in the health sector to guide them on safe handling of medical waste, Wekaya has established a dedicated station to treat medical waste in Sharjah, Al Shaibani said.
According to the Ministry of Health, hospitals in Cairo produce around 16,885kg of medical waste per day and those in Alexandria around 6,267kg.
Rahhal explained that since Lebanon lacks the proper technology to safely dispose of medical waste, his ministry decided to collaborate with the French Ministry of Environment to solve Lebanon's medical waste problem.
He added that al-Assad University Hospital has been recently provided with the first machine to chop and sterilize medical waste in Syria, as a radical solution to the problem.
With the new company up and running, most of the medical waste discharged in Gunma, of which 90% is disposed outside the prefecture, can be treated within the prefecture.
The system was an effective way to treat waste but there were some technical flaws including the make-up of the pressure vessel itself, which meant medical waste had to be manually loaded, "which is a no-no in the industry.
Incineration of syringes, needles, and other medical waste releases toxicants such as dioxin, mercury, and lead into the air.
The Sunshine Canyon Landfill Citizen Advisory Committee asked state and county health regulators Thursday to come up with draft procedures detailing when and who can open red biohazard bags that might contain medical waste.
The automated on-and off-site "Bio-Oxidation" medical waste disposal systems and services are designed to destroy all categories of medical waste systems and services are designed to destroy all categories of medical waste, leaving behind a sterile, unrecognizable, inorganic and inert residue that can be landfilled or recycled as road aggregate.

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