With the development of people’s life quality and medical technology, the number of people who have large-scale operation, pathogens that cutted and the number and kinds of disposalble medical supplies are increacing. The output of Medical Waste in China is rising steadily. Recently, Hu Hualong, the deputy director of the solid waste and chemicals management technology center of the Ministry of ecology and environment, said in China's Forum on urban and regional ecological environment development,“China's medical waste disposal facilities are running under great pressure, and the load rate of 76 urban facilities has exceeded 100%".
Medical waste is different from ordinary domestic waste. It is infectious, pathological, damaging and chemical. It belongs to hazardous waste and can not be disposed without regulating. If the treatment of medical waste is not proper, it will not only cause serious adverse effects on the ecological environment, but also directly threaten the life safety of the Cityzen. At present, the technical route selection of medical waste disposal in China tends to diversify, and the two treatment methods widely used in most enterprises are high temperature steaming (high pressure) sterilization and incineration disposal. Medical waste incineration accounted for 70%, which has been widely adopted in the domestic market.
In 2017, the Ministry of Health issued the "notice on further standardizing the management of medical waste", which required the provinces and cities to complete the relevant standards for the treatment of medical waste as soon as possible. It is predicted that the market scale of medical waste disposal in China will reach 10 billion 737 million yuan in 2023, and the output will reach 2 million 495 thousand and 600 tons. On the one hand, the medical waste grow very rapid, on the other hand, the medical waste treatment and disposal facilities are facing more pressure. At present, the number of cities running over four consecutive years has expanded significantly, including the load rate of facilities in 76 major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Hainan, which have exceeded 100%. From a national perspective, the medical waste disposal facilities in nearly 1/3 cities are at full load or overload.
GEP holds, to deal with the problem in Medical Waste Treatment, government should establish the system of regulations, medical institutions should formulate medical waste management system, processing process and emergency emergency plan for medical waste accidents, and make clear the personnel to deal with them. It is necessary to strengthen supervision and implement special personnel to check the standard of medical waste classification, collection, temporary storage and handover, and to strengthen medical waste by means of information technology. All online monitoring and tracing management can eliminate accidents such as loss, leakage and diffusion of medical waste.
With the improvement of people's quality of life and medical technology, the type and quantity of disposable medical supplies have increased rapidly. The production of medical waste in China is rising steadily. The problems of medical waste disposal and the increase of production volume indicate that there are great opportunities in the medical waste treatment industry. In recent years, the encouragement of national policies has made the medical industry develop rapidly, and the potentiality of the domestic medical waste market can be revealed gradually. In the future, the market of medical waste treatment industry will have broader market.