Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 440--441

Cost for infectious and dangerous waste management in hospital


Patthamaporn Apaijitt1, Vechayan Kanchan2, Viroj Wiwanitkit3,  
1 Nangrong Hospital, Thailand
2 Buriram Hospital, Buriram, Thailand
3 Surin Rajabhat University, Surin, Thailand

Correspondence Address:
Patthamaporn Apaijitt
Nangrong Hospital, Buriram
Thailand




How to cite this article:
Apaijitt P, Kanchan V, Wiwanitkit V. Cost for infectious and dangerous waste management in hospital.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:440-441


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Apaijitt P, Kanchan V, Wiwanitkit V. Cost for infectious and dangerous waste management in hospital. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Jul 4 ];9:440-441
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Dear Sir,

Hospital is a place where infectious and dangerous wastes are usually generated. Each year, heap of infectious waste come from hospital and it has to be well managed.[1] The cost for management of infectious waste from hospital is an interesting issue but little mentioned. It is mentioned that cost of waste management is an important part of the overall cost for medical care.[2] Indeed, it is a medical cost to be concern in public health. Here, the authors studied on the cost for infectious and dangerous waste management in a provincial hospital in a tropical country, Thailand. Based on a 1-year day (2015), the costs for infectious and dangerous waste management are equaled to 62.4 and 1.1 US dollars/bed/year. Of interest, this is an interesting data that is rarely published in the literature.

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