Zoomlion Ghana Limited has assured Ghanaians of correct and safe disposal of Covid-19 waste materials that will be generated at the various vaccine centres.
The waste management company has teamed up with government public health institutions to provide support for proper management of the Covid-19 vaccination waste.
Zoomlion has been tasked to provide waste bins, colour coded bin liners, routine collection of waste, transportation with specialised trucks, treatment and disposal of the potentially infectious vaccination waste.
The Bono East Regional Manager of Zoomlion, Mr George Manu gave the assurance at the ongoing nationwide exercise by the company to manage the biomedical waste that would be generated from Covid-19 vaccination centres.
According to Mr Manu, the company have acquired Auto Cliff Machines nationwide.
He said the Auto Cliff machines are made in such a way that the biomedical wastes are shredded into pieces and heat is applied to a certain temperature to kill all viruses and other organisms before finally it is being disposed off.
Mr Manu said Ghanaians should not dream of any outbreak as a result of biomedical waste from the Covid-19 vaccination waste materials because it has gone through professional treatment.
“We are trained to ensure that medical waste generated from Covid-19 vaccination does not cause harm to anybody nationwide,” he stated
He said Zoomlion has distributed over 92 dust bins across 11 administrative districts in the region with 380 bin liners.
Mr Manu said the only challenge the region faced was how to get the various waste bins and bin liners to the various centres where the exercise is taking place.
Some of the vaccination centres visited include, Holy Family Hospital,1. Holy Family Hospital, Bono East Coordinating Council, Techiman vaccination center, Municipal Health Directorate, Techiman, Tuobodom Health Centre, Kintampo South District Hospital, Jama and Kintampo Government Hospital.