EVALUATING ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES IN HOSPITALS: A CASE STUDY IN KARACHI

Keywords: healthcare systems; staff response; environment; health; safety; hospitals

Abstract

Health care systems are working in viable conditions and nowadays hospitals need to have a safe internal working and overall general environment. The aim of this study was to compare the environmental, health and safety measures in public and private hospitals of Karachi. A total of 300 respondents particularly 150 patients and 150 hospital staff were randomly selected from public and private hospitals. Collected data has been statistically verified by t-test and correlation techniques in order to examine the environmental, health and safety practices in said hospitals. It has been found that patient of public hospitals faces and suffered a lot. Overall research findings highlight the inadequate and non-compliance of standards. However, public hospitals need more care and focus on environmental, health and safety measures in current conditions and future policies, planning, and strategies. Hospitals are generally obliged to sustain a safe, health and friendly environment. Public hospitals staff must be made aware of environmentally sound and cost effective measures during their working hours. The first study limitation is that this study was conducted in limited area of Sindh which is Karachi. Further study can be conduct in other regions of Pakistan and then make the difference between the environmental, health and safety measures in public and private sector hospitals. Secondly limitation is that limited hospitals were selected for collection of data because of limited resources and time further detailed studies in different regions of Pakistan able to overcome this factor that cause highly effects on the result.

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Published
2019-12-09
How to Cite
Aziz, A., Hassan, K., Maystrenko, V., Lahori, A., & Pirzada, A. M. (2019). EVALUATING ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES IN HOSPITALS: A CASE STUDY IN KARACHI. Labour Protection Problems in Ukraine, 35(2), 15-21. https://doi.org/10.36804/nndipbop.35-2.2019.15-21