Hospitals are meant to be the cleanest places out there considering the obvious, you know, germ-disease connection. However, most hospitals in Pakistan portray a totally different picture of unhygienic conditions at their best. Some centers do use the waste management systems, however, it is outdated and centuries old.
According to a study, hospitals in Pakistan cumulatively generate 250,000 tons of waste every year which is not only harmful to human health but to the environment, and the economy as well.
Punjab government has launched a rather innovative way of handling and managing the waste from hospitals.
The Waste Management System
New Era Technologies, the firm hired by the government, will be responsible for handling hospital waste in the province.
The system has been launched in various districts across Punjab where waste from ward level will be collected and disposed. Different colored bins will be used to collect the waste depending on its infection level.
The waste will then be transported in fabricated and refrigerated yellow vehicles to the disposal sites for incineration.
Here is how the system will work;
Have a glance at the team at work;