Dian Hasanah, Waluyo Jati, Nur Haidah


Medical waste denoted solid waste products that proved to be hazardous to hospitals and may
cause health problems if not managed properly. An initial survey has been conducted in Bangil district
hospital in Pasuruan. Outside components. that proved to have met the requirements, several problems
were discovered such as a practice of mixing medical waste and non - medical solid wastes, waste
medical bins were found to have different shape, size and color and there were no labels, the temperature
reached by incenerator combustion chamber was only :t: 800°C and it was not equipped with gas cleaning
mechanism, and no special handling of the resulted ashes. This study was aimed to evaluate the
management of solid medical waste in Bangil Pasuruanhospital.
With regard to the research method, this was .a descriptive research. This research was
conducted in March - May 2014, the collected data were subjected to descriptive type of analysis/ results
were discussed in reference to Minister of Health decree No. 1204/Menkes/SK/X/2004 on Environmental
Health Requirementsfor Hospital.
Solid medical waste generated in Bangil Pasuruan hospital were derived from health care
activities, ERand other facilities that included infectious materials and sharps. The largest generation of
solid medical wastes was on Saturdays at 214.7 kg, while the smallest production was Wednesdaysthat
amounted to 118.8 kg. Evaluation of solid medical waste management resulted in a value of 64, 1 % and
categorized as poor. The smallest percentage was obtained. at the generation phase by 25 % and the
highest percentage related to storage 90 %.
This study concluded that the management of solid medical waste in Bangil Pasuruan hospital did
not meet the designated requirements. As a suggestion, Bangil Pasuruan hospital needs to reform the
management of solid medical wastes, to complete insfrastructures and job descriptions should be made
available in writing, all requirements should be tailored to Minister of Health Decree No.
1204/Menkes/SK/X/2004 on Environmental Health Requirementsfor Hospital.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.36568/kesling.v12i3.113


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