|The waste collection area of the Cà Mau Obstetrics and Paediatrics Hospital is polluted. — Photo baomoi.com |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday asked the Cà Mau Department of Health to clarify information on all hospitals and medical stations in the province violating environmental protection regulations.
Earlier, the press reported that all hospitals in the province had not installed a system of wastewater collection. The incinerators at these hospitals had deteriorated, causing environmental pollution. Further, they did not conduct periodic reports on environmental protection. Nine out of ten exhaust fumes samples that were tested exceeded regulated norms.
Under the MoH’s request, the provincial Department of Health was asked to send its report to the MoH and the provincial People’s Committee.
The Health Environment Management Agency also asked the department to provide guidance to medical stations on medical waste management based on present regulations. — VNS