Staff at Masvingo General Hospital is reportedly disposing of waste in an unhygienic manner, putting the lives of members of the public at risk.
A NewsDay source revealed that the waste is being piled outside the hospital, the waste is then picked and dumped elsewhere by a truck from the Health Ministry. Said the publication’s source:
What is happening at the hospital is pathetic, it indeed is a health hazard, especially to the person responsible for incineration of waste at the institution who has to resort to using latex gloves instead of heavy-duty gloves for handling the waste.
Officials from Masvingo province were evasive and could not comment on the reports. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), medical waste includes needles and syringes, blood, body parts, radioactive materials, etc, which should be destroyed by incineration.