Therapeutic Waste: 2 treatment gadgets remain inert for 4yrs

When safe transfer of therapeutic waste is an across the nation concern, two waste treatment gadgets have been sitting inactive since 2015.

The gadgets called hydroclave were imported from Canada at an expense of about Tk 17 crore. One is at the National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital (NIOH) in the capital and the other at Shaheed Sheik Abu Naser Specialized Hospital in Khulna.

The gadgets can clean medicinal waste for safe transfer.

“It [the device] was constrained upon us. We didn’t need it,” said Rona Rehena, right hand executive of NIOH.

The machine was dismissed by all other open emergency clinics before it found a spot at NIOH in 2018, she told this reporter during an ongoing visit to the medical clinic in Agargaon.

The main issue was with space. After a long, bureaucratic system, a different one-story, adolescent roofed shed was worked to the farthest right corner from the primary structure for the machine.

The following matter of concern was power supply.

In a letter to the emergency clinic’s chief in August, the Public Works Department stated, “The medicinal waste treatment plant ought not be associated with the 1,000 KW power sub-station [at the hospital], as practically the majority of the power originating from the sub-station is utilized something like run the emergency clinic’s ordinary capacities.”

Along these lines, a different transformer is required to nourish the plant.

Be that as it may, regardless of whether every one of these issues are illuminated, the 250-bed eye emergency clinic won’t have the option to utilize the gadget, said the medical clinic’s Director Golam Mostafa as of late.

Every gadget can disinfect 350 kg therapeutic waste in one cycle that takes almost an hour to finish; it can keep running at any rate six cycles per day. Be that as it may, the NIOH produces just around 150 kg squander a day, said Rona.

The machine is additionally gathering residue at the multi-disciplinary tertiary-level emergency clinic in Khulna.

Despite the fact that it was introduced four years prior, nobody has what it takes to work it.

Nonetheless, the emergency clinic as of late sent two representatives to Vietnam for preparing, said Satyakam Chakraborty of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The machine would be worked soon, he included.

In any case, ideal utilization of the machine at the 250-bed particular emergency clinic in Khulna won’t be guaranteed either.

Satyakam said the acquisition plan just referenced that the devoices were “to help squander the executives”.

The buy was not done after demands from medicinal services offices, similar to the training, said the line executive of emergency clinic administrations the board.

Somebody in a place of power at the DGHS may have thought about the gear fundamental, he included.

Satyakam additionally said the whole reserve of Tk 16.78 crore had been dispensed from the DGHS following getting the acquirement notice by the Central Medical Stores Depot in 2014.

Nonetheless, a worker of NewTech GT Ltd, which imported the items from Canada, said secretly that 70 percent of the installment was made and the rest would be paid once the offices start utilizing the gadgets.

The authority was seen by this reporter to seek after the issue in the third seven day stretch of a month ago with the eye clinic organization.

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