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Do not dump medical waste at facilities that are not approved say City fathers

Do not dump medical waste at facilities that are not approved say City fathers

The City of Windhoek (CoW) reminded all medical waste generators that the treatment of medical waste at any facility that was not approved by the municipality, is illegal.

“We encourage all healthcare providers to familiarise themselves with all relevant regulations and ensure strict compliance to these,” the City advised.

The City reminded all medical waste generators of the Public and Environmental Health Act 1 of 2015, under Section 53 (1) and (2), which states that waste must only be disposed of at a waste disposal site, including an incinerator, approved by the local authority concerned.

“A person who intends to operate a waste disposal site for business, household, industrial, hazardous and infectious wast must apply for registration with the local authority concerned as contemplated in the Act,” they informed.

Meanwhile the municipality said for any queries on medical waste management, the chief of Solid Waste Management, Friedrich Koujo, can be contacted at City of Windhoek on 061 290 3110.


 

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