Rajshahi, Oct 1 – Operational activities of the newly established clinical waste management plant began on Thursday aimed at making the city free from contamination and pollution caused by the medical wastes.
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) and Prism Bangladesh Foundation jointly installed the plant on more than one bigha of land in Naodapara area here in order to bring all the wastes including the risky and harmful ones produced in both public and private clinics, diagnostics and hospitals under proper and hygienic management and disposal.
City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton accompanied by Panel Mayor Shariful Islam Babu, district unit president of Bangladesh Private Clinic and Diagnostics Owners Association Dr Abdul Mannan and Programme Coordinator of Prism Bangladesh Foundation Mazharul Islam opened the plant.
Mayor Liton called for bringing all the clinical wastes under hygienic management and disposal to protect the environment from pollution and contamination.
He observed that management of the clinical wastes is very important for establishing an eco-friendly atmosphere in all the hospitals, diagnostic centres and clinics.
As a whole, clinical waste management is the precondition to ensure overall cleanliness in the hospital, reduce health risks of the service providers and to prevent the spreading of infectious diseases.
Liton also urged all the government and non-government hospital, clinic and diagnostics authorities to discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty to contain the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) spreading.
He told the audience that the newly established plant will operate a covered van for collecting wastes from the existing clinics and hospitals regularly.
Afterwards, those will be destroyed through categorical segregations.
The wastes will be destroyed in six modern and standard methods including insinuation, autoclave, chemical disinfection, slather, washing and dumping of the severed parts of the human body through the plant. – Agency