British Journal of Environmental Sciences (BJES)

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Generation and Management of Clinical Waste in Healthcare Facilities in the Yilo and Manya Krobo Municipalities in Ghana (Published)

This study sought to examine reasons for why the health care facilities in the Yilo and Manya Krobo Municipalities in the Eastern Region of Ghana are unable to properly manage clinical waste they generate. The instruments employed to gather the data were questionnaires and interviews. As a result, all the 150 respondents who were involved in this study were made to respond to the questionnaire based on the research questions while 20 of them responded to an interview schedule. The respondents comprised of facility administrators, head of department/unit each from the Pharmacies, Laboratory, and Mortuary, Clinical waste workers, and Laundry and X-ray. Respondents for the study were made to respond to a designed questionnaire. The found less documentation and records keeping on the quantity, type and composition of clinical waste seen as the common reasons why the selected health care facilities could not properly manage the clinical waste generated.  

Keywords: : Generation, Collection., Disposal, Treatment., clinical waste

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