CLINICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN HOSPITALS, COLOMBO

Pilot project for the treatment of clinically contaminated waste at National Hospital Colombo, and Castle Street Hospital for Women, Colombo 8

This project involved the supply, installation and commissioning of Hydroclave Units for the disposal of clinical waste at the National Hospital Sri Lanka & Castle Street Hospital for Women in Colombo. The project was funded by the World Bank

Premium International secured the contract on a turnkey basis and was responsible for the overall successful project implementation

Project Description

Handling and disposal of contaminated clinical waste is a hazardous process posing grave danger to hospital staff.

Subsequent to numerous workshops and client education programs, the Ministry of Health under the Health Sector Development Program (HSDP) initiated a pilot project to design, construct, and supply an installation of indirect steam sterilization systems and related mechanical pipe works for the treatment of clinically contaminated waste with the assistance of World Bank funding.

Facility Description

  • Design and construction of building complexes for collection, storage and treatment of clinically contaminated waste at National Hospital of Sri Lanka and Castle Street Hospital for Women
  • Supply, installation and commissioning of complete “Hydroclave waste treatment systems” at the two hospitals
  • All clinically contaminated waste generated in Colombo public hospitals are now treated at these two centers and waste disposed as per international healthcare standards with zero harm to the environment and people

Premium’s Scope

  • Design input and advice to the nominated architects
  • Supply installation and commissioning of complete waste treatment systems comprising of Hydroclaves, boilers, shredders and related M & E works
  • Operator application training and technical maintenance training for nominated staff
  • Operation and management of the facility for 2 years at both hospitals
  • Post warranty technical maintenance services

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