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Province 1 preparing to manage hospital waste

NepalKhoj Report 10 Dec, 2020

Morang: The Province-1 government is set to safely manage the waste generated from the hospitals. Province-1’s Social Development Minister Jeevan Ghimire shared that the task has initiated for the safer management of waste coming out of 14 government hospitals in the province.

He further explained that the government was introducing the measure as various researches have shown that lack of proper waste management could break out infectious diseases in communities.

Saying that management of waste of private hospitals was challenging, he shared preparation was underway to manage waste released from the private hospitals in Biratnagar through tripartite partnership model involving province government, Biratnagar metropolis and private sector.

The minister also highlighted the management of waste as the priority of the government. Dr Suresh Meheta of Province Public Health Directorate shared that the budget has been appropriated for management of government-run hospitals. Executive Director of HECAF 360 Mahesh Nakarmi presented a study report on waste management focusing on the cases of Inaruwa Hospital and Koshi Hospital COVID-19 Treatment Centre Biratnagar.