Greater Accra Regional Hospital clears waste

Ridge hospital
Ridge hospital

The Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge) has acted promptly in clearing heap of waste, which was spilling over near the Hospital morgue, following a Ghana News Agency (GNA) report on the situation.

A visit by the GNA on Monday, June 13, 2022, revealed that the heap of waste, which was up to one of the gates of the Hospital and spilling over, was almost totally cleared, with authorities assuring to always keep the temporary refuse site in ‘decent shape.’

The refuse disposal site near the Hospital’s morgue looked very unsightly with refuse falling and leaking when the Ghana News Agency visited the Facility on Thursday, June 09, 2022.

All types of wastes- hazardous and non-hazardous -in red, yellow, and black polythene bags were seen spreading across the yard.

The Ghana News Agency (GNA) spotted some sharp needles, used nose masks, disposable PPE, used paper towels, empty medicine bottles (pharmaceutical waste) and plastics all over, almost to where some taxi drivers were operating.

An Environmental Expert said the situation could pose a threat to human life, the environment, and the ecology.
The Expert said it could cause serious disease outbreaks like cholera, typhoid, and respiratory tract infection.

It could also cause skin and other mucus membrane disease and discomfort.

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