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Second incinerator being installed at CHK 

KARACHI: Dr Ruth KM Pfau, Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), management has finalized arrangements to install the second advanced incinerator in the hospital for the disposal of medical waste.

The second advanced incinerator is being installed in the government-run Civil Hospital Karachi for the disposal of medical waste, including disposable syringes, drips, urine and blood bags, needles, fluids, and other items which are harmful to the medical staff, visiting patients as well as, the environment if not disposed of safely.

Additional Medical Superintendent, Dr Ruth KM Pfau CHK, Dr Ismail Memon, said that another advanced incinerator is being installed in the institution for the safe disposal of the CHK and the Sindh Government Services Hospital’s medical waste. He informed that the site has already been finalized, and the installation work will start shortly.

He further said that under the hospital’s waste management plan, a strategy had been devised for the proper and safe disposal of medical waste on the recommendations of experts.

He explained that the CHK generates more than 2500kg infected and non-infected medical waste in 24 hours, out which 1300kg of infected medical waste like syringes, drips, urine, and blood bags, needles, and other used items are disinfected with the help of a sterilizer in a day under the standard operating procedures (SOP). He informed that 80 to 90kg of medical waste is disinfected within one hour.

-MN Report

September 7, 2020

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