Health Facility Medical Waste

medical waste that has infectious characteristics with waste code A337-1

Medical waste is Hazardous waste that must be managed, both during normal times, especially during the current Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Correct and proper disposal of COVID-19 infectious waste is very important, to break the chain of transmission and suppress the spread of COVID-19. Currently, this waste includes used masks, used disposable medical clothing (hazmat), used medical gloves (hands gloves), head protectors, shoe protectors, eye protection (goggles), face shields (face shields), reused medical gowns. (hazmat), syringe waste, food scraps, and other waste that is exposed to body fluids.

Belows are categories of medical hazardous waste:

Infectious Waste,

Infectious waste is waste contaminated with pathogenic organisms that are not routinely present in the environment and these organisms are in sufficient quantity and virulence to transmit disease to susceptible humans.

Pathology Waste,

Pathological waste is waste in the form of waste during operations, autopsies, and/or other medical procedures including tissues, organs, body parts, body fluids, and/or specimens and their packaging.

Sharps waste,

Sharps waste is waste that can stab and/or cause wounds and has had contact with infectious agents, among others

Pharmaceutical Waste,

Pharmaceutical waste is waste generated from pharmaceutical installations, for example expired drugs, contaminated drugs.

Cytotoxic Waste,

Cytotoxic waste is waste from contaminated materials from the preparation and administration of cytotoxic drugs for cancer chemotherapy which have the ability to kill and/or inhibit the growth of living cells. Included in the group of cytotoxic waste, namely genotoxic waste which is waste that is very dangerous, mutagenic (causing genetic mutations), teratogenic (causing damage to the embryo or fetus), and/or carcinogenic (causing cancer). Genotoxic means toxic to deoxyribonucleic acid (ADN), and cytotoxic means toxic to cells.

Chemical Waste,

Chemical waste is hazardous waste that is chemical in nature, for example fixer solution, expired chemical waste.

Radioactive Waste,

Radioactive waste is radioactive waste which is usually produced from X-ray processes.

Pressurized container waste,

and Pressurized container waste is waste from activities that use pressurized cylinders, for example gas cylinder waste.

Waste containing heavy metals

waste with a high heavy metal content means hazardous waste that has or contains heavy metals, for example mercury thermometers and mercury sphygmomanometers.

As a company that provides services for transporting hazardous waste, such as hospital waste or medical waste, PT Sinergi Mitra Lestari Indonesia (Sinergi) understands and understands how to handle this hazardous waste.