Bahrain: Human remains and toxic tools in “Health” facilities

According to the report, it was found that some government hospitals and health centers disposed of some liquid wastes resulting from the analysis of blood samples, which include dangerous chemical solutions, into the sewage network, which violates the guidelines for the use of those analyzes.

The new report of the Financial and Administrative Oversight Bureau for the years (2020 and 2021) revealed that some wastes related to human organ remains, genotoxic drugs and sharp waste remained in some health facilities affiliated with the Ministry of Health and Salmaniya Medical Complex for a period of more than 24 hours, in violation of Article (8) of the decision. No. (1) for the year 2001, as it leads to the accumulation of these wastes.

The report (TC-99m) showed the accumulation of containers of radioactive material residues used for tumor diagnostics in the warehouse of the Salmaniya Medical Complex, despite the health and environmental risks involved.
He pointed out that the executive body of the Supreme Council for the Environment does not monitor the environmental aspects related to waste disposal operations in Askar landfill, nor does it conduct environmental tests and analyzes to measure pollution levels and rates in the Askar landfill area.

According to the report, it was found that some government hospitals and health centers disposed of some liquid wastes resulting from the analysis of blood samples, which include dangerous chemical solutions, into the sewage network, which violates the guidelines for the use of those analyzes.
The report revealed a low percentage of municipal and commercial waste that is recycled, used or converted into energy, as it did not exceed 1% of the total waste, despite the possibility of recycling 47% of it, in addition to the low percentage of recyclable municipal waste collected from special containers. Recyclable waste, not exceeding 1% of the total waste.

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