Healthcare workers trained on medical waste management
The county government of Nakuru Nakuru has enhanced training of healthcare workers on medical waste management.
This is according to County CECM for health Dr.Kariuki Gichuki.
He says already healthcare workers in Naivasha and Molo have received training to boost medical waste management.
“The program on medical waste management has seen staff trained in Naivasha and Molo.We want to ensure better waste magement for a better environment” said Dr.Gichuki.
According to Nakuru Level 5 Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr.Joseph Mburu, 1.5 to 2 tonnes of medical waste is produced at the facility daily.
Speaking on Thursday when National government through UNDP project handed over commodities to help boost medical waste management,Dr.Mburu was categorical that such waste if not properly handled can cause a menace.
He commended the partners for the commodities.
“The commodities will play key role as we manage the waste” said Mburu.
This even the National Government statistics indicate that 22,000 tonnes of waste are produced in the country daily.
According to the Principal Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry Dr.Chris Kiptoo such is huge and the Government is doing all it can to ensure proper management.
Similar sentiments echoed by Susan Mutua from Public Health Department,Ministry of Health.
“Waste managent and protection of healthcare workers key” she said.
While reiterating that proper waste management will help ensure a better Environment,Mutua said the goverment is committed to ensure the same is achieved.