Medical Waste Management System
Medical waste, refers to the contaminated waste produced by hospitals in contact with patients’ blood and flesh, such as used cotton balls, gauze, adhesive, waste water, disposable medical equipment, discarded products after surgery, expired drugs, and so on. Medical waste has the characteristics of space pollution, acute infection and latent pollution.
Unlike life waste, medical waste material contains a large number of bacteria, viruses and chemicals, with a strong infectivity, biological toxicity and corrosion resistance, without treatment or incomplete medical waste any pile up, easy to cause water, soil and air pollution, directly or indirectly harm to human body, can also be the source of epidemic diseases.
Medical waste is a special type of hazardous waste, and the treatment of medical waste has become a hot issue in the world. China lists medical waste as no. 1 hazardous waste in the “Hazardous Waste List”. To strengthen the standardized management and harmless treatment of medical waste is of great significance both in environmental protection and in disease prevention and control.