The authorities at the 37 Military Hospital in Ghana have promised to find an immediate solution to the improper disposal of medical waste at the hospital.
The Globe newspaper in its January 24 edition reported that the main pipeline that transports liquid medical waste from the Hospital got damaged over a year ago, causing the free flow of the medical waste into drains and water bodies in the Metropolis.
An official of the hospital said, “we have not been able to restore the pipeline. What it means is that liquid waste from the mortuary, the hospital’s theatres, maternity ward and many more have been moving freely into the capital’s main drains. ”
The source added that “in fact management of the hospital is aware of the problem but they have either pretended not to know or are doing very little or nothing at all to address it. ”
However, speaking to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer at the 37 Military Hospital, Col. Mbawine Atintande confirmed the story and said arrangements would soon be made to resolve the issue.
He said: “It is true that the waste are going out which is supposed to be treated before they are flushed out into the drains. The place is now soggy, we will get it to dry and then we will repair the pipes. ”
Source Citifmonline Ghana