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Waste Management System SQUARE

Hospital Wastes-

General  Waste : Managed by City Corporation

Solid  Clinical  Waste : Disposed by PRISM, an NGO

Liquid  Clinical  Waste: Managed by Hospital’s own Effluent  Treatment  Plant (ETP)

 

 

Solid Waste Management

Sorting, Handling, Interim storage, Final disposal

 

Dress Code / Attire : Safety First

Use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipments)

Dedicated dress

Thick rubber gloves

Shoes

 

Sorting

Use of different colored bins

5 -Different bins in IPD Nurse’s Station : Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Black

6 -Different bins in Radiology Department : Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Black, Silver

 

Use of Colored bins:

Sharps are placed inside the hard red bin

All kinds of liquids  infectious, noninfectious, chemical  poured into inside blue bin 

Infectious items or any item soaked with body fluids are placed inside yellow bin

Noninfectious items such as plastic saline bags, tubes, unbroken vials, are placed inside green bin

Domestic wastes are thrown into black colored bin

This bin is placed  only in Radiology Department. The wastes are radioactive dyes , papers, tools, films, etc. are placed inside silver bin


Special care for sharps:

Avoid accidental pricks during handling of sharps

Not to recap the needle

Not to bend the needle

Not to detach needle from syringe

Do not handover sharps directly

Use the Needle Cutter

  

Yellow Bin For body fluids and infectious items, Human parts, Placenta, Amputated body parts

Green Bin For non infectious plastic and liquid, Plastic items, Chemicals, Medicine, Reagents, Unbroken vials

Black bin : Papers  & Other Households items

 

 

Waste Movement

Dirty utility room (at each floor), for temporary storage of wastes, Patient room, Nurse station/Sharps, DUR, Interim storage at Basement, Out

 

Tie before transferring

Service lift, Use ungloved hand to press the lift button, Wear heavy duty glove in dominant hand only, Take the waste directly to basement 1, Use service lift

 

Interim storage of Solid Clinical Wastes at basement

Kept at  2 ~ 40C  Temp.

Final disposal

Clinical wastes are taken away by an outsource PRISM, an NGO, funded by Canadian govt.

A logbook is maintained.

They receive wastes twice a day.

 

Liquid Waste Management at SQUARE Hospital

From, Lab, CSSD, OT Area, OT Laundry, Haemodialysis

 

Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) At Basement-01

ETP (Effluent Treatment Plant) Final destination

Liquid - Linked with city corporation sewerage system

Sludge - Manually discharged as nonclinical solid waste

 

 

ETP  Process Flow

Effluent inlet drain

 

Aeration tank-1

Sludge return tank

Sludge disposal (If required)

 

Aeration tank-2

Settling / Sedimentation tank

 

Post aeration tank

Treated effluent (Pump through water flow meter)

Sodium hypochlorite