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.

Vergara pointed out that the project only refers to hospital trash, not general refuse and that the members of the committee, professionals in environmental health, are there to ensure that appropriate waste management standards are met.



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

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