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Healthcare Waste in Asia: Intuitions & Insights
This report titled “Healthcare Waste in Asia: Intuitions &Insights”
discusses the prevailing situation of waste management in healthcare
facilities for 12 countries in the Asian continent, including developed
nations Japan and Singapore. The developing countries considered for
study are Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia,
Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. This report has been
prepared targeting policymakers, technology providers, healthcare
facilities, and the public.
Infectious Waste Incineration in Thailand
The incineration plant reduces the large volume of healthcare waste
generated in and around Bangkok. The process of treatment of infectious
wastes comprises of: waste collection, transportation, weight
measurement, waste loading, burning of waste, disposal of ash and
emission control. This avoids spread of diseases from such wastes
disposed in landfills and thereby protects the environment as a whole.
In the past, such infectious health care wastes used to be disposed off
along with municipal solid wastes into the landfills directly.
Air Initiative - Hospital waste (Bangladesh)
The study encompasses on an in-depth analysis
of the present condition of waste management system of selected
HealthCare Centers (HCCs) in SCC and an assessment has been performed
for the improvement of hospital sanitation situation.
Hospital Waste Incineration in Thailand
The disposal of hospital waste needs special
treatment. One of the methods used in Thailand is incineration. The
incinerators currently used are either imported or built in Thailand and
have operating problems leading to the emission of air pollution,
effecting the environment. Research and development on hospital waste
incineration technologies offer solutions to these problems, in terms of
technology, cost and efficiency, and easing of incineration operation.
In this study, four cases on incinerators of different technologies,
sizes and operating conditions are studied.