Health centers and patients in your area

This is the age of smoke, waste and dirty water. You see them every where.

Unbearable stench hounds us wherever we go. Ur villages, towns and cities give a filthy look due to the waste. The cause of this pollution is our greed. We want more money, more food, more things, more houses, more clothes and more of everything. This is destroying our environment. Yet, we remain silent spectators. The race to grow big and develop has destroyed our sensitivity. Sharing and kindness have no place in this world.

Protection of the environment should begin with precautionary much it is destroyed and not after.

Let us work to save the environment in our local area. However, to do that, we need to be of the prevailing situation first.

Parks, gardens, lakes, canals, cinema halls and so on in our area our common property. By polluting them, we are inviting new diseases. Let us work to make our people understand this with the help our elders, local authorities and those working in the sanitation department.

Pollution, disease and environment

Meet two doctors in you area. Ask them what common health problems most people come to them with these days. Probe deeper to understand how these are different from the common problems most people had earlier. Find if the environment has any role play in this. Trace the problems to their roots.

Water-borne diseases

If any infectious disease is spreading in your area, participate in any program organized to spread awareness about it. Usually, during summer when there is paucity of water or during the monsoon when rainwater flows into lakes and other water bodies, carrying waste, water sources are polluted.

Health centers and patients in your area

By heath centers, we mean hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centers that test blood, sputum, urine faces and so on. As patients increase, so do hospitals and medical shops. The quantity of bio-medical wastes, as the waste generated in hospitals is referred to as, also increases. It is full of dangerous micro organisms. We need to find methods to deal with these wastes.

Hospital can be dealt with when they are separated at the hospital itself into categories like body parts, body fluids, bandages, used needles, knives and scalpels. For this, there should be different-colored bins for each kind of waste at every medical center. All such centers should have machines to destroy used syringes and an arrangement to transport and process other categories of wastes.

Bio medicals wastes

Let us examine the two kinds of wastes that have got people worried across the world of late. One is the microorganism –laden, infectious and dangerous hospital waste. The need for control of this waste is most urgent. Incurable, untreatable and new diseases are coming up in our times. Now the experiments with drugs used to treat these diseases too are producing dangerous wastes. That is why to do this job efficiently, a system has been put in place, where this waste is segregated into 4 types. That which comes from hospitals in the form of sharp and cutting instruments like needles, scalpels, and broken glass is the first kind. The second kind includes the blood, pus, blood-soaked bandages and cotton, and amputated body parts. The third kind is the chemicals used in the laboratories for, conducting medical tests. The fourth kind is the ordinary waste that the hospital produces. So this careful classification shows the need to handle these wastes carefully. An example of ` on the spot’ waste management is a small table top device which burns and shreds needles and sharps immediately after use.

Disposals of hospital wastes

Pollution control efforts in our country. We have seen that hospital produce a variety of wastes. Only fifteen percent of this is infectious but if this waste is mixed with other wastes, it can contaminate even the other wastes. That is why these wastes should be segregated and handled according to rules. Such facilities to segregate wastes should be located in all hospital.







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