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Research on Optimization of Healthcare Waste Management System Based on Green Governance Principle in the COVID-19 Pandemic

School of Economics and Management, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(10), 5316; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18105316
Received: 1 March 2021 / Revised: 9 May 2021 / Accepted: 11 May 2021 / Published: 17 May 2021
At present, strategies for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic have made significant and strategic strides; however, and the large quantities of healthcare treatment waste have become another important “battlefield”. For example, in Wuhan, the production rate of healthcare waste in hospitals, communities, temporary storage, and other units was much faster than the disposal rate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Improving the efficiency of healthcare waste transfer and treatment has become an important task for government health and environmental protection departments at all levels. Based on the situation of healthcare waste disposal in Wuhan during the critical period of the pandemic, this paper analyzes and studies green governance principles and summarizes the problems that exist in the current healthcare waste management system. Through the establishment of temporary storage facilities along transit routes, digital simulation and bionic experiments were carried out in the Hongshan District of Wuhan to improve the efficiency of healthcare waste transfer. Furthermore, this study discusses the coordination and cooperation of government, hospitals, communities, and other departments in the healthcare waste disposal process and provides guiding suggestions for healthcare waste disposal nationwide in order to deal with potential risks and provide effective references in all regions. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; healthcare waste; green governance principle; temporary office; route optimization COVID-19 pandemic; healthcare waste; green governance principle; temporary office; route optimization
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Liu, Z.; Liu, T.; Liu, X.; Wei, A.; Wang, X.; Yin, Y.; Li, Y. Research on Optimization of Healthcare Waste Management System Based on Green Governance Principle in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 5316. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18105316

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Liu Z, Liu T, Liu X, Wei A, Wang X, Yin Y, Li Y. Research on Optimization of Healthcare Waste Management System Based on Green Governance Principle in the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(10):5316. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18105316

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Liu, Ziyuan, Tianle Liu, Xingdong Liu, Aijing Wei, Xiaoxue Wang, Ying Yin, and You Li. 2021. "Research on Optimization of Healthcare Waste Management System Based on Green Governance Principle in the COVID-19 Pandemic" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 10: 5316. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18105316

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