Indiscriminate Disposal of Clinical Waste Risky

| May 20, 2015

An environmental health officer in the Moshupa sub-council, Mr Kaone Tebogo, has expressed concern about clinical wastes left along the roads, streets and in rivers.

He said the wastes from some health care facilities posed a threat to peoples’ health as it might contain hazardous materials, emphasising the importance of stringent control.

Mr Thibelang raised the concern in a kgotla meeting addressed by Kgosi Oscar Mosielele of Moshupa onMay 18.

He said residents were indiscriminately disposing of nappies which he said were risky to livestock, noting that when cattle consume such wastes they were likely to contract measles.

Mr Thibelang said the council collects such waste when notified at the cost of P20 per month.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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