France helps Vietnam deal with medical waste

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France helps Vietnam deal with medical waste

The French Embassy in Vietnam and the French Agency for International Business Development (UBIFRANCE) hosted a seminar in Hanoi on April 12 to share technological know-how about medical waste treatment.

Delegates focused discussions on medical waste treatment by microorganic technology.
Prof. Dr Nguyen Huy Nga, Head of the Health Environment Management Agency under the Health Ministry, said about 42 tonnes of medical solid waste are discharged a day at over 13,600 medical stations nationwide.

Over 93 tonnes of solid waste and 120,000cu.m. of waste water are also forecast to be disposed each day by medical facilities by 2020.

During the first phase, a medical waste disposal project will be carried out in five central hospitals and five provincial hospitals in the Mekong Delta.

Catherine Galtier, CEO of APB Environment in Vietnam, said the organisation will recommend solutions in line with Vietnam’s sustainable development policy to reduce carbon emissions in the environment.

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