Hospital Waste Management and Environmental Disaster Risk

January 1, 2021

Discussion paper

Saba Shahid & Haider Waseem Anwar

Subject/Topic: Environment & Climate Change, Health Policy

The Discussion Paper analyzes the policy framework for Lahore’s hazardous waste management with respect to hospitals and evaluates the extent to which disaster risk reduction is integrated into the implementation process. Whilst previous studies have evaluated the effectiveness of hospital waste management procedures in the country, this research brings to attention the environmental risks that can result from improper waste disposal. It argues that by building adaptive governance, policymaking that anticipates a matrix of development concerns, a public administration response can be cultivated that is able to respond to the dynamic governance challenges improper waste disposal raises.