As part of its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, the healthcare waste team at be’ah is working closely with the Ministry of Health, ensuring the proper treatment of waste generated from several government and private healthcare institutions.
be’ah said it has received about 369 tonnes of healthcare waste resulting from COVID-19 from various institutional isolation centres and governmental and private healthcare institutions since the beginning of the spread of the virus to the end of September.
Of this, 180 tonnes were generated from 57 institutional quarantine centres and 189 tonnes from government and private health institutions.
be’ah said it aims to ensure safe management in dealing with the COVID-19 generated healthcare waste by collecting and transporting them in dedicated bins and trucks to be treated at be’ah’s healthcare waste treatment facilities.
‘Healthcare waste is treated immediately, either by incineration or by autoclave, according to accredited best global practices and standard,’ be’ah said.
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