Incinerating medical waste in developing countries

Developing countries or countries that do not have well-established infrastructures tend to have smaller satellite medical practices or clinics utilized by the local communities.

Incinerating medical waste in developing countries

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These clinics do not typically have access to the latest machinery and equipment to do complex procedures or possess a large amount of supplies. Nonetheless, they remain vital in the fight against key health issues like fighting infection and diseases such as malaria in South America and Africa.

Although, when compared to a larger hospital, these types of clinics will not deal with the same amount of patients each day, they still produce a considerable amount of medical waste, and in remote locations where there isn’t a collection service or local landfill, waste is an even bigger risk.

Usually, this is just burnt in bonfires or fire pits which can cause big health risks to the staff and patients of the clinics. It is vital to have the waste removed or destroyed as fast as possible to keep on top of its biosecurity and decrease the chances of contamination.

Incinerating medical waste on-site every day is one key element in controlling and limiting a possible outbreak. Destroying this waste every day will considerably improve biosecurity, limit possible contamination, and keep new outbreaks of disease to a minimum.

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Why do hospitals use incinerators?

Medical waste can contain a wide range of hazardous materials and viruses so it has to be disposed of correctly. It also has to be destroyed as quickly as possible to decrease any risk of contamination.

Medical waste can contain a large range of waste types from cytotoxic waste, expired pharmaceuticals, used dressing, IV lines, operational equipment and pathological waste. All of this waste is seen as extremely hazardous and can bring significant risks to those who do not handle it properly.

Hospitals utilize incinerators to destroy medical waste as it is an extremely effective, quick way of doing so. Incinerators will destroy all potential biohazardous material within an extremely short space of time (under an hour) and leave just ash as the residue.

What is different with smaller clinics in developing countries?

Although smaller clinics still provide great medical services, they sometimes lack the infrastructure of a well-established hospital and so do not have the same facilities, for example, on-site incinerators.

An incinerator within a practice or clinic can have huge advantages for both biosecurity and the overall management of waste. Incinerators are easy to utilize and supply a simple method of fighting the battle against infection and disease.

Incinerating medical waste in developing countries

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What Inciner8 can provide

For over 15 years, Inciner8 has been the global leader in the medical incineration industry and they provide a wide variety of medical solutions for the management of waste.

The incinerators provided can be used in any situation. Depending on requirements, they can either be containerized, fixed or trailed, and they supply the perfect solution to waste management problems.

Such a wide range of options allows the user to potentially utilize a fixed incinerator at a busier centralized clinic where there is substantial medical waste every day or a trailered unit at multiple sites per week.

About Inciner8 Limited

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Inciner8 are a globally respected manufacturing organisation offering a range of Incinerators for all applications in the waste management industry, our products are specifically designed with clean air incineration at the forefront of our product development for Medical, Animal by product and General Municipal waste streams.

After many years in the industry with a track record second to none we have become the company that existing and new clients from around the world come to for their incineration solutions

On top of supplying a range of standard models we have developed a bespoke service for specialist markets and requirements thus ensuring we cater for the needs of this growing industry.

Environmental awareness is always a factor in waste management, inciner8 realise the importance of this and continue to demonstrate full commitment in striving to understand and deliver solutions based on individual country regulations and standards, this has been recently enhanced by our range of products specifically launched to provide an extensive range of pollution control systems and heat recovery options.

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We are very proud of our company and Brand, our continued focus is to ensure we enhance that position on a global basis with new product development, listening to our clients as part of that process and communicating consistently in every aspect of our daily activity to keep our valued clients abreast of market changes and future developments from Inciner8.

Being a global leader comes with great responsibility, we value feedback as we continue daily to educate our people to ensure they give the most authoritive and educational information to our clients, which is why we employ highly skilled technicians and thermal treatment experts to support all of our client requirements in the decision making process in sourcing environmentally friendly quality products from Inciner8.


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