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 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.
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.
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.
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.