QC to monitor hospital wastes
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.