EcoTerm Breaks into Panamanian Market

Guatemalan hospital waste treatment company, EcoTerm, will begin operations in 2011.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Panamanian franchise will carry out the processing of biological and infectious waste in Panama including collection and incineration. Its primary customers will be hospitals and clinics.

"The firm specializes in the treatment of wastes from food, medicines, blood, syringes using incineration," reports

The Guatemalan company processes 60% of all the country's hospital waste.

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Garbage Problem Awaiting Solutions

August 2014

The absence of a long-term waste management policy is preventing the ability to take advantage of a sector which could generate significant business opportunities.

An Editorial on notes that "...The reasons for this lethargy, in the face of a problem that is about to overwhelm us and could be an important source of income, range from financing to lack of technological alternatives.

Hospital Waste Collection Tender for $4.1 million

May 2012

The Social Security Department of Panama is putting out to tender the hiring of solid and hazardous hospital waste collection services.

The tender is for the procurement of collection services, transportation, treatment and final disposal of hazardous hospital solid waste -sharps-and pathological- from all the health facilities in the metropolitan area.

Panama Reopens Hospital Waste Tender

July 2011

Panama has reopened a tender for the transport, treatment and disposal of hazardous hospital waste.

After the Ministry of Health directly awarded a three month contract to Naves Supply Company, raising serious questions in the industry, the government has decided to open a new tender, published PanamáCompra on its web Portal on July 1.

Panama: New Committee to Analyze Hospital Trash

August 2010

The Minister for Health will carry out an evaluation of hospital waste in order to install treatment equipment.

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.

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