According to Voice of China News Vertical and Horizontal: Recently, the media reported that two medical cloth washing enterprises in Jiangxi Southwest Changsha, in order to improve efficiency, the cloth was washed centrally without division. Washing not only uses industrial detergent to clean medical cloth, but also does not have strict high temperature disinfection link. In addition, some pediatric medical cloth is even mixed with adult medical cloth.
Yesterday, CCTV reporters visited the two washing enterprises on the spot, and found that there was sewage everywhere in the workshop, and even piled bloody clothes with ordinary cloth and grass. However, it is such a worrying factory environment that it has undertaken the washing business of a number of third-class hospitals in Nanchang. Faced with the medias doubts, what explanations are given by the people in charge of the washing plant? At present, is there a clear regulation for the medical cloth washing industry in China?
Workers at Fengyuan Washing Plant are sorting out patientsclothes. Internship journalist Yu Zijing Source: Voice of China
Fengyuan Washing Plant: There is no mixed washing with blood to undertake the cloth washing business of several third-class A hospitals.
On the morning of the 17th, the reporter came to Fengyuan Washing Factory, located on Yangnong Road, Yangzizhou Town, Nanchang City. The washing factory is located in an obscure workshop in the depth of the rural road. There is no enterprise logo at the entrance, next to a hardware processing factory and garment factory. In the loading and delivery area, workers are stacking the washed medical cloth directly on the truck board. Reporters noticed that these workers did not wear masks. Just three or four meters away, a worker was cutting steel. Mars was scattered everywhere, and many of them splashed on the cloth.
Deng Zhisheng, the head of the washing plant, told reporters that the washing plant undertook the cloth washing business of several third-class hospitals in Nanchang: I give cloth washing to the Second Affiliated Hospital, the Womens Insurance Hospital and the Childrens Hospital (washing cloth). There are only a few large hospitals. A process is washed down for 55 minutes.
Deng Zhisheng denied that the media reported that bloody cloth and clothes and bedsheets of ordinary patients were mixed washed in the washing process: This is not the case. He said that if we wash a machine for five minutes, we actually need 45-50 minutes. Our clothes are also to be picked out together. They are never mixed-washed and cannot be mixed-washed. There are some individuals with blood that have not been picked out, sometimes not seen, only a little, not much.
The bloody clothes in Fengyuan Washing Plant are stacked with ordinary clothes. Internship journalist Yu Zijing Source: Voice of China
Reporter observation: bloody clothes and ordinary cloth piled together in a factory with worrying sanitary conditions
Although the person in charge strongly denied the existence of mixed washing, the reporter observed in the field that there were several large boxes filled with various kinds of medical cloth to be washed at the factory entrance, including a pile of white coats stained with deep red blood stains. These white coats were stacked together with blue surgical clothes and striped patient clothes. Several workers were sorting out the clothes to white with the names of the hospitals. Inside the basket.
Reporters also saw in the factory, more than a dozen large-scale washing machines inside the white, blue medical cloth is mixed rolling, because the seal is not strict, from time to time dark color water column flow down, washing machine covered with dirt, next to the stack of super concentrated detergent barrel, the ground can see sewage cross-flow, sanitary conditions are worrying.
Wastewater from washing machines in Fengyuan Washing Plant runs across the river and the sanitary condition is worrying. Internship journalist Zhao Xiaoyu: Source: Voice of China
Deng Zhisheng also said that the washing plant can wash 30 tons of medical cloth a day. As for the problem of the infusion tube burst out by the media, he responded that it was a hospital problem.
The detergent used in Fengyuan Washing Plant. Internship journalist Zhao Xiaoyu: Source: Voice of China
Reporter: I read that there are syringes in it to wash together?
Deng Zhisheng: Thats the dress for the operation. There are too many clothes to see. This requires the hospital to distinguish this thing clearly, cant put clothes as garbage cans, thats not good, this is a medical waste problem, not our problem.
Fengyuan washing plant washing machine in a variety of colors of cloth in the mixed washing. Internship journalist Zhao Xiaoyu: Source: Voice of China
Shunda Washing Plant Relatively Standardized Clean Response to Cloth Stack on the Ground: Only the sorting process is placed on the ground
The reporter then came to another Shunda Washing Plant, which is engaged in medical cloth washing. Compared with the workshop of Fengyuan Washing Plant, Shunda Company is relatively standard and tidy. It has set up bed sheet and quilt cover washing area, operation clothes, workshop washing area and infectious clothing washing area.
Qiu Weiguang, head of Shunda Washing Company, said, Washing work clothes is specially for washing work clothes. It doesnt wash with sheets and quilts. Our factory has been built for 16 years. We have always adhered to this principle and can not mix it up. Here is the work clothes, there is the operating room, and next to the infection.
According to a previous undercover investigation by a reporter of the Beijing News, the washing center will sort out the cloth when discharging the goods and wash them according to the three categories of sheets, quilt covers and surgical clothes, but it has not done the special washing of the branch office. When the reporter undercover another washing service center named Shunda, Nanchang, in sorting, washing, drying, drying and other links, all the cloth were piled up on the ground in disorder, the Beijing News reported.
The cloth grass in the infected area of Shunda Washing Plant is piled on the ground. Internship journalist Yu Zijing Source: Voice of China
Reporters at the entrance of Shunda Washing Plant also saw two workers sorting medical cloth from the hospital on the ground. Qiu Weiguang, the principal, explained that only in the first step of sorting would the cloth be piled on the ground: We must sort medical waste, medical waste should be discarded and sorted on the ground, after the workers sorted out, I must have this procedure. I cant sort one out and throw it in the trash can, throw it aside, sort it out and clean it up.
There are laws in the medical cloth washing industry that can be investigated in accordance with the relevant departments.
In fact, Chinas medical cloth washing industry is not impossible to follow, no rules to follow. In May this year, the National Health Commission formulated the Technical Standards for Washing and Disinfection of Medical Fabrics in Hospitals, the corresponding Standards for Washing Hospital Cloth and the Basic Standards and Management Standards for Medical Disinfection Supply Centers throughout the country. These rules and regulations have made detailed provisions and guidance for all aspects of medical cloth washing.
As of 17, two medical cloth washing factories were in normal production. Yesterday evening, the official micro-blog of Nanchang Health Commission released a message saying that they paid great attention to media information about mixed washing of sheets and surgical clothes in Nanchang, and the relevant departments were conducting an investigation and verification. If there are any violations, they will be investigated and punished resolutely in accordance with the law. Jiangxi Provincial Health Commission also told reporters that an investigation team has been set up to investigate the matter, and the follow-up information will be released at the first time.
Source: Author of Voice of China: Xie Yuansen and Li Jingcheng, responsible editor: Li Hang_BJS 4645