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Ogun Introduces Healthcare Waste Management Process To Stall COVID-19

The Ogun State Government has disclosed its plan to use proper healthcare waste management to reduce the community spread of the coronavirus disease in the state.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Head of the State’s Waste Management Authority, Mr Ola Oresanya stated this at the training of health workers on proper healthcare waste management at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, OOUTH, in Sagamu.

Oresanya noted it is necessary to train health workers on the proper procedure for sorting waste to avoid being infected.

The Special Adviser further announced that henceforth, all health-related institutions must store their waste in different waste bags to show how dangerous the waste could be.

He explained that the standard procedure is to have Yellow for infectious, Brown for not too infectious and Black for ordinary waste.

Oresanya, however, urged the health workers to comply with the new order to avoid getting infected and help the state government in its quest to stop the community spread of COVID-19.

He also announced that from now, all health institutions in the state will be assigned with specialised Waste Managers for the proper disposal of their waste and urged them to avoid the careless dumping of waste.

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