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International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning ; 18(3):977-983, 2023.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2325636


Unreliable system of solid waste management has hindered performance of public health system in developing countries. This condition was exacerbated by the covid-19 pandemic which posed risk to healthcare staff and public that makes the management of medical waste worsening. This study seeks to analyze the existing conditions of community health centre solid medical waste management from ecological, economic and social aspects in Pekanbaru and to design a solid medical waste management model for community health centres in Pekanbaru by identifying and quantifying ecological and socio-economic attributes to help solid medical monitor waste. A mixed method approach is used in this study with inferential analysis. Data analysis was used to analyze the relationship of ecological, economic and social factors to the management of solid medical waste at community health centres in Pekanbaru. The analysis process included univariate and bivariate analysis using a computerized program. The findings show that monitoring through the waste monitoring application can help monitor waste management in community health centres. As an implication, a solid medical waste management model can be used and implemented to support sustainable solid medical waste management. © 2023 WITPress. All rights reserved.