Medical Waste and its treatment in Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam
Nguyen, Thanh (2018)
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Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. Therefore, the waste discharge into treatment plant is increasing rapidly. Notably, medical waste is the problematic issue that needs a solution immediately. Although the authorities have provided the Regulation on Medical Waste Management in 2007, there are a great number of private healthcare that does not participate in the medical waste treatment. According to the research, two main reasons for this issue are loose management and poor technology. In order to deal with medical waste in the near future, the government should provide clearer policy on medical waste management and socialize in medical waste treatment sector. Furthermore, the treatment technology should be upgraded. Especially, new incinerators with capacity 20 tons per day are highly recommended due to the fact that the current system is overloaded.