Healthcare Waste Management in Developing Nations

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Management of healthcare waste is an integral part of infection control and hygiene programs across healthcare facilities. In recent years, the generation of hospital wastes has increased significantly owing to an increase in population, the number of healthcare facilities and the use of disposable medical products. However, the management of medical waste is still unorganized […]

Autoclaving of Medical Waste – An Introduction

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Autoclaving is a popular alternative medical waste treatment method in low-income countries. It is done in closed chambers where both heat and pressure are applied over a period of time to destroy all microorganisms that may be present in healthcare waste before landfill disposal. Among alternative systems, autoclaving (also known as steam sterilization) has the […]