First incinerator installed in district

SARGODHA: The first-ever incinerator has been installed at Faisalabad road to address the health concerns, voiced by the civic body regarding improper disposal of hazardous hospital waste.

The new burning unit would dispose of 750-kg hazardous medical waste of all private and public sector hospitals daily.

After inaugurating the incinerator here on Friday, Deputy Commissioner Liaqat Ali Chatha said there was dire need for properly disposing of medical waste.

He directed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Health Nusrat Riaz to bound all hospitals, clinics and laboratories to adopt scientific methods for disposing of the hospital waste.

Member Provincial Assembly Dr Nadia Aziz said on the occasion that installation of incinerator would help in disposing of hospital waste.