Corona Virus Policy for Biomedical Waste

Article 4, Clause e of the Medical Waste Control Regulation published in the Official Gazette dated 22.01.2017 and numbered 29959 states, Infectious waste: It is known or likely to carry infectious agents; All kinds of body fluids, human tissues, organs, anatomical parts, autopsy material, placenta, fetus and other pathological material, especially blood and blood products, gloves, covers, sheets, bandages, plasters, tampons, swab and similar wastes, body exudates of patients under quarantine, bacteria and virus-retaining air filters, laboratory cultures and culture stocks of infectious agents, all kinds of materials that have come into contact with infected animals and their interests, wastes from veterinary services. According to the article of the regulation, all wastes in the quarantine zone should be considered as contaminated waste and treated as medical waste.

After the daily service, a separate vehicle should be assigned to collect and transport the wastes in the quarantine areas, and it should be transported separately from other medical wastes.

The wastes in the quarantine areas should be transported to the facilities daily (including on Sunday) by the companies and subjected to sterilization process.

Wastes transported from the quarantine zones to the facility should be subjected to sterilization process without waiting.

Quarantine zones must be registered in the Integrated Environmental Information System as a waste generator, and they must be recorded in order to be able to access statistical information on the amount of waste generated in the quarantine zones in the future, with the collection of wastes by entering them into the MoTAT system.

In cases where student dormitories are used as a quarantine zone, since the staff working there is a dormitory officer and does not have training and knowledge about medical waste, the quarantine area dormitory officers are advised by the medical waste collection transportation company how the waste should be collected, how it should be stored, etc. Information should be given over the phone.

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