“The findings are a slap in the face for KZN’s people who have been let down by the very people who were supposed to ensure financial accountability within the already ailing province’s health sector” – taken from the Polity article. Read the whole article by clicking on the link.
Overview of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) and Waste Handling’, written by Microbiologist, Terry Grimmond, for Daniels Health US. Although the article is specific to US waste regulations, the principles of nCoV transmission and waste handling are universal. As of 4 February 2020, reported cases in China rose 19%; cases in other countries rose 4%, and no new countries have reported cases in last 72 hours.
If you are in healthcare, the Daniels Sharpsmart reusable container is the ideal way to reduce plastic to landfill. You can also reduce plastic in your personal capacity and click on the link to find out 15 ways that 4ocean, an NPO with a mission to clean up the world’s oceans, suggest you do.
No to plastic
Take a read of Lessons learnt from the Listeriosis Crisis – a hot topic at the recent DEA Workshop whereby reacting quicker to the containment, collection, treatment and disposal of Listeria infected waste was at the top of the agenda.
According to the Daily Maverick article which appeared on 13 December 2019.. “medical waste services in KZN are being provided in terms of a contract that appears to be costing government as much as triple the previous contract.
Looking into what the law has to say about the validity of the Waste Manifest documents that are issued electronically.
electronic waste manifest
The design of HCRW containers, as well as the selection of the containers, their availability and careful use, is critically important to ensure both safety and minimal impact on the environment.
How to use healthcare risk waste containers appropriately and realise the importance of good hand hygiene and surface disinfection protocols when dealing with waste containers – read the research.