Table 1

Waste generation rates in surveyed hospitals

HCE

Patients

Total patients

Waste generation rate



Beds

Outpatients

Kg/day

Kg/bed/day

Kg/patient/day


DMCH

1700

3500

5200

3274

1.93

0.63

BMCH

300

750

1050

673

2.24

0.64

Surveyed hospitals (Ward: 49)

- General Hospitals

591

1698

2289

943

1.60

0.41

- Private Clinics

293

-

293

380

1.30

-

- Diagnostic Centres

-

-

1867

292

-

0.16

All surveyed HCE

2884

5948

10699

5562

1.93

0.52


Source: Field survey, 2006

Hassan et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:36   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-36

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