Clinical waste management plant established in Rajshahi

Publish: 6:14 PM, June 29, 2020 | Update: 6:14:PM, June 29, 2020

RAJSHAHI, – A clinical waste management plant was established in Rajshahi city aimed at bringing all the wastes including the risky and harmful ones produced in both public and private clinics, diagnostics and hospitals under proper and hygienic management and disposal.

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) and Prism Foundation jointly installed the plant on more than one bigha of land in Naodapara area here under a memorandum of understanding signed between the two entities earlier. City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton revealed this while addressing a view-sharing meeting titled “Clinical Waste Management (out house management)” with executives and representatives of government and non-government hospitals held at the city bhaban conference hall on Sunday. He called for bringing all the clinical wastes under hygienic management to protect the environment from pollution and contamination.

Liton observed that management of the clinical wastes is very important for establishing an eco-friendly atmosphere in all the hospitals, diagnostic centres and clinics. As a whole, clinical waste management is the precondition to ensure overall cleanliness in the hospital, reduce health risks of the service providers and to prevent the spreading of infectious diseases. Mayor Liton also urged all the government and non-government hospital, clinic and diagnostics authorities to discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty to contain the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) spreading. The meeting was told that the newly established plant will operate a covered van for collecting wastes from the existing clinics and hospitals regularly. Afterwards, those will be destroyed through categorical segregations.

The wastes will be destroyed in six modern and standard methods including insinuation, autoclave, chemical disinfection, slather, washing and dumping of the severed parts of the human body through the plant. Chaired by RCC Chief Executive Officer Dr Sharif Uddin, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Chief Medical Officer of Rajshahi University Dr Tabibur Rahman Sheikh, Deputy Director of Department of Environment Munir Hossain, Superintendent of Chest Diseases Hospital Dr Sultana Akter and Director of Christian Mission Hospital Dr Devid Khan.