TINJAUAN PENDAHULUAN PERKEMBANGAN PENGHAPUSAN PERALATAN KESEHATAN BERMERKURI
Studi Kasus : Termometer, Tensimeter Dan Amalgam Gigi Pada Fasyankes Di Indonesia
The research of mercury-contained health equipment, such thermometer, Spygmomanometer and dental filling in health facility are conducted in Indonesia as the efforts to reduce mercury-contained health equipments and devices. The research method use the quetioners to collect the responds of the health facilities center to the national action to reduce the reduction of mercury medical devices. The results showed that the resopndents are 849 respondents, consist of hospitals and health facilities centers such puskesmas, and they still use the mercury contained health equipment in their facilities and start to replace them by the non mercury-contained health equipments. They informed that some of them are out of order and some of the are still new ( in inventory of the store and new and in tact. The research indicated that the mercury-related health device in the inventory of the hospital store are more in number than mercury medical devices in use.
The out order of Mercury contained health devices in use are less in number than the devices in use or in the store inventory. Eventhough in mitigation we should considered the mercury health devices in use, in the inventory store, and the out of orders devices in the the devices replacement process and to store in the interim mercury storage and to replace the mercury medichal devices in use. The Thermometers replacement are more (1838) compare to originally mercury thermometer in use (1677), because the addition of the merucry free thermometers in use by hospitals or community health center. Sphygnomanometer and standing sphygnomanometer and amalgam filling dental replacement are less than the replacement devices and the originals.