Panama: New Committee to Analyze Hospital Trash
The Minister for Health will carry out an evaluation of hospital waste in order to install treatment equipment.
Monday, August 16, 2010
The Minister, Franklin Vergara, said the project began in the integrated San Miguel Arcángel hospital, where start-of-the-art equipment is treating waste such as syringes and needles, producing sterilized outputs.
Panama has reopened a tender for the transport, treatment and disposal of hazardous hospital waste.
Guatemalan hospital waste treatment company, EcoTerm, will begin operations in 2011.
The Social Security Department in Panama is putting out to tender the supply and installation of the management of hazardous hospital waste.
The plant which is managed by Gulf Coast Produce will be able to store up to 80 million kilos of perishable good per year in an area that is 3 thousand square meters.
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