Potentiality of In-house Treatment for Khartoum State Medical Wastes Case study: Khartoum Breast Care Center (KBCC)

Eshtiag M. A. Hassan, Nagwa Fadl Bashir


Abstract- As a result of the growing number of hospitals in Khartoum state, huge quantities of medical waste have been produced. Proper handling and treatment are urgently needed in a way that ensures the safety of the individual and society. This study is a simple assessment for an already existing treatment unit by using HAZOP study. The treatment unit is located in Khartoum Breast Care Center (KBCC). A brief review is presented about the amount of waste generated in Khartoum State hospitals and briefing about HAZOP. The assessment and analysis proved that the autoclaving process is safe, uncomplicated, does not require a lot of labor, and most importantly, the treatment is easy to handle. Compared to the medical waste generated by each hospital, autoclaving process is suitable and convenient size wise and operational wise. Some environmental and operational adjustments have been recommended.


Safe Treatment, HAZOP, Medical Waste, Autoclaving

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