QC to mon­i­tor hos­pi­tal wastes

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QUE­ZON CITY (PIA) – Que­zon City Mayor Her­bert Bautista has ap­proved an or­di­nance re­quir­ing hos­pi­tals, clin­ics and med­i­cal waste gen­er­a­tors in the City to avail of the ser­vices of med­i­cal and hazardous waste haulers and treaters ac­cred­ited by the Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources (DENR).

The Or­di­nance aims to mon­i­tor and reg­u­late the dis­posal of waste from hos­pi­tals and clin­ics for the safety and pro­tec­tion of the pub­lic.

Health care waste can be clas­si­fied as patho­log­i­cal, in­fec­tious, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal, ra­dioac­tive, geno­toxic, chem­i­cal wastes, or as sharp ob­ject.

Un­der the or­di­nance, hos­pi­tals, clin­ics, and health care waste gen­er­a­tors in Que­zon City must se­cure an en­vi­ron­men­tal clear­ance from the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion and Waste Man­age­ment Depart­ment (EPWMD), and should en­ter into a Ser­vice Agree­ment with a DENR ac­cred­ited hazardous and waste hauler.

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