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Incinerators installed at 13 hospitals.

FAISALABAD -- Deputy Director Environment Protection department, Shaukat Hayat

here on Wednesday said that incinerators have been installed at 13 hospitals in the district for scientific disposal of medical waste.

Talking to reporter, he said that there were five government and eight private hospitals in Faisalabad where incinerators were working.

He said that a double chamber incinerator was present at the Allied Hospital which had a capacity to dispose of 120kg medical waste per hour and daily 450kg waste was being disposed of.

Similarly, an incinerator at the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital had a capacity to dispose of 50kg medical waste per house and total 253kg medical waste was being disposed of in this hospital, he added.

He said that 800kg medical waste was being disposed of daily at a private hospital, Darul Ehsan Hospital, 250kg waste at new Saif Pakistan Hospital, 130kg waste at Aziz Fatima Hospital, 100kg waste at Mian Trust Hospital, 60kg waste at General Hospital Ghulam Mohammadabad, 30kg medical waste at Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital Jaranwala, 15kg medical waste at THQ Hospital Sammundri and 12kg medical waste was being disposed of at Saint Rafael Hospital daily.

He said the hospitals' administration had strictly been directed to avoid from throwing medical waste openly or at public places.

Special teams of the environment department had also been activated to monitor and check performance of incinerators in all hospitals regularly so that environment and people could be saved from dangerous effects of medical waste, he added.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Dec 6, 2018
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