Hospital Waste Materials are collected, stored, transported and disposed off hygienically as per the guidelines of biomedical waste management programme in tricolor bags which is implemented successfully under the chairmanship of the Medical Superintendent Dr. Ashok Kumar Das and the coordinator Dr. Betsy Mathai. To ensure this, the staff concerned are trained at regular intervals.
New, hygienic way of transporting the Hospital waste materials in wheeled fiberglass trolleys is introduced in place of old method.
An incinerator with the capacity to burn 120 kg of waste materials in an hour with the temperature of 850◦C to 1150◦C is functioning for safe disposal of Hospital infective waste materials. A chimney with the height of 100 feet is attached to the incinerator to see that the atmosphere around the area doesn’t get spoiled due to the emission from the chimney. It is under the surveillance and guidance of the State and Central Pollution Control Board.
A new Microwave Oven is installed near incinerator for disinfection of used plastic syringes, IV sets, IV bottles and other infected plastic materials from OTs, MOTs, wards etc., before their disposal.
SEWAGE AND WATER TREATMENT
To provide potable water 35,00,000 liters of water is being treated with chlorine in a day. Safe and protected water is being supplied to the inmates of Campus, Hospital, and Hostels. A full-fledged effluent treatment plant is functioning within the Campus to treat 25,00,000 liters of liquid and solid waste before sending them out of Campus.
Preplanned and scheduled fumigation process in OTs, MOTs, Dressing Rooms and Isolation Rooms etc, are being carried out using quick and short time chemicals in an hour in place of age-old fumigation procedure with formalin which needs at least 24 hours to complete the procedure.
As per the policy of the Central Government cleaning and Sanitation of the Campus and the area around Hospital premises is outsourced. It is under the effective Supervision of the Sanitary Superintendent and the Sanitary Inspector Campus Sanitary Unit. Cleaning part of Super Speciality Block is also outsourced.
Training is being imparted to the students of M.B.B.S., B.Sc. Nursing and B.Sc. M.L.T. of JIPMER and other institutes from Government of Pondicherry as well by the Senior Sanitary Staff regarding Sanitation and biomedical waste Management Programme.
One Sanitary Inspector is posted exclusively for Rural Health Centre. He concentrates on preventive and promotive health services to poor village mass. Age wise immunization like TAB, ANTI-CHOLERA and TT for school going children are given by him periodically. He is involved in Medical Student’s Training in community medicine.
Mobile Rural Health Camps are arranged through PSM Department in which the Male Health Supervisor plays a major role. He imparts training to the Medical Students of the PSM Department in the field of Health and Sanitation.