DERGAON, May 16 - With a view to segregate the medical wastes at COVID-19 hospital set up at Swahid Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital scientifically, three expensive bio-medical waste bin sets were received by the hospital authorities as donation on Saturday.
Among the three costly sets, each costing Rs 29,120, two sets were donated by Assam Branch of Indian Tea Association (ABITA), Zone II Golaghat Circle and one by Jalan family on behalf of Furkating Tea Company.
The sets were received by the Superintendent of SKKCH Dr Uttam Prasad Dutta along with Sub-Divisional Medical and Health Officer (SDM&HO) Dr Ananta Kumar Baruah, Dr Rupak Bora and other staff of SKKCH in presence of the manager of Doyang Tea Estate (TE) for ABITA Zone II Golaghat Circle and manager Pritam Barthakur and commercial manager Viraj Agarwal of Furkating TE for �Jalan family� of Golaghat.
As a normal procedure, anatomical wastes, including chemical waste, body fluid, clinical waste etc., are segregated in the yellow bucket, while contaminated waste (recyclable), including plastic bag, catheter, intravenous sets etc., in the red bucket and the broken glassware or metallic body implants in the black bucket accordingly. There is also a normal bucket to keep the other wastes like blades, needles, syringes, sharp metal etc.
However, in case of COVID-19 treatment all the wastes are to be kept in the yellow bucket as per protocol.
Talking to this correspondent, SDM&HO Dr Ananta Kumar Baruah said that after setting up these bins, the waste management in the hospital would be quite easier.
�It will definitely help the hospital authorities to keep the hospital infection free to some extent,� he said.