Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019, Page: 151-157
Study About the Management of Medical Waste and Non Medical Waste in Kwaingga Public Hospital, District Keerom, Jayapura
Hesty Tumangke, Faculty of Public Health, Cenderawasih University, Jayapura City, Indonesia
Received: Oct. 11, 2019;       Accepted: Nov. 23, 2019;       Published: Dec. 7, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.hep.20190404.15      View  604      Downloads  118
Kwaingga Public Hospital is categorized as type C hospital because there are several aspects need to be improved for management and quality in order to fill the standard from Ministry of Health. Especially for a medical waste management, hospital staffs said that an incinerator has potential to explode due to bad structure because its pillar consists wood. This study aimed to observe the management of medical waste and general waste in Kwaingga Public Hospital. This study is qualitative study where the population is all staffs that work in Kwaingga Public Hospital, and the study sample is six Hospital staffs including hospital director, planning division, treasurer, and sanitarians. They have been deep interviewed and recorded. Study took visual documentations. There are 20 trashes distributed in hospital for daily waste and it is end in a small landfill in hospital backyard. This managed by 10 cleaning services and the staffs said that that number is still inadequate. Sanitarian staffs are six and they all have background sanitation diploma, but they still have overload tasks and they don’t get any training for development yet, the last training was in 2012. There are incinerator, wastewater treatment plant, septic tank, filtration for wastewater, and an old incinerator; there is no machine for destroyed needles. Unfortunately, the incinerator was rarely to use since its structure is bad and has potential to explode; also diesel fuel cost is expensive, so the medical waste burned manually including needles. Similarly, wastewater treatment plant is rarely used due to electricity cost, so it only runs if the wastewater is full. Wastewater treatment plant had bought from Local government Revenue costing 4.5 billion rupiah. Salary for contact staffs and cleaning services are also from local government revenue. Therefore, local government revenue must be increased its allocation for hospital waste management.
Hospital Waste, Management, Kwaingga Public Hospital
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Hesty Tumangke, Study About the Management of Medical Waste and Non Medical Waste in Kwaingga Public Hospital, District Keerom, Jayapura, International Journal of Health Economics and Policy. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2019, pp. 151-157. doi: 10.11648/j.hep.20190404.15
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