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Provision of modern IncineratorsThat Enhances Management Of Hazardous Health Care Waste

The installation of a modern incinerator at the Naivasha level IV hospital has revolutionized and enhanced efficiency in the handling and management of hazardous and general healthcare waste.
According to a World Health Organization [WHO] Report of 2018, 15 percent of healthcare waste collected worldwide is considered hazardous material which is either infectious, toxic, or radioactive.
WHO indicates that an estimated 16 billion injections are administered worldwide but not all the needles and syringes used are properly disposed off after use.
The data also shows that low-income countries such as Kenya generate an average of 0.2 kg of hazardous waste per hospital per day but lack adequate capacity and requisite equipment to handle it.
The organization says that proper measures to ensure safe and environmentally sound management of healthcare wastes can prevent adverse health and environmental impacts.
Informed of these concerns, the Government, last year, partnered with United Nations Development Programme [UNDP] to equip the Naivasha level IV Hospital with an Shs.30 million incinerator and waste-handling truck to boost medical waste managemen
https://www.kenyanews.go.ke/modern-incinerator-enhances-management-of-hazardous-health-care-waste/


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  • Edwin wangombe

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    Awesome that will help with better management of health care waste

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    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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      good innovation on waste management

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      • Kevin

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        Very great way to manage waste

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        • Ajema Lydiah

          50 w

          this is a better way of waste management

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          • George Kariuki

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            It is important to ensure that these medical items are disposed of safely and appropriately to prevent injuries and the transmission of infections.

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          • winnie nguru

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            Love to see better ways of managing waste

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            • Grace Njeri

              50 w

              This sounds good since more advanced incinerators have flue gas cleaning systems to reduce the air pollution.

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              • Munene Mugambi

                50 w

                Good to see waste management

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                • Richard S

                  50 w

                  #Transition

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