Healthcare institutions/facilities generate different types of infectious and/or hazardous
medical waste from different department in the hospital that poses enormous risk to
patients, healthcare providers, waste pickers, and the community at large, if their
disposal is not comprehensively and scientifically managed, about 5.2 million people
(including 4 million children) die each year from waste related diseases and the hazards
of exposure to hospital waste.
The study purpose was to assess the factors affecting Medical Waste Disposal at Ishaka
Adventist Hospital, Bushenyi District.
The study was conducted at IAH, a descriptive cross sectional study and quantitative
methods of data collection were used targeted health workers age 25 years and above
which included; midwives, nurses, nursing aides, laboratory technicians, pharmacist,
Medical clinical officers and cleaners in IAH.
The total of 44 respondents of which Nurses were (59%), others (laboratory technicians
and other supporting staffs at the hospital) were 25%, cleaner (11%) and Medical
clinical officers (5%) whom some of them prefer depositing waste using bins (64%) to
boxes (36%). The most common method of medical waste disposal reported was open
pit burning by 48%, incineration with 43% and least used method was ultra-high
temperature with 9%. 93.2% o respondents reported having got the training on job,
6.8% said training was through their professional training at school. The MoH should
ensure regular and effective support supervision for Health care waste disposal.
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