Worried by the indiscriminate disposal of medical waste in Gboko, the Executive Chairman, Gboko Local Government Council of Benue State, Hon. James Kachina on Thursday commissioned an incinerator at the health department of the Local government for proper disposal of waste.
Kachina who expressed delight that his Council had made functional the United Nations – donated incinerator also called on the Gboko chapter of Nigeria Medical Council to sensitise her members on the new development and to cooperate with Gboko Local Government Council in the area of proper medical waste disposal.
The Street Reporters Newspaper reports that he charged workers of health department to ensure that Gboko Local Government was clean while expressing Council’s solve to constitute a Mobile Court to prosecute Offenders.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Association of Owners of Private Clinics in Gboko, Dr. Iortyer Atuna of Atuna Clinic lauded Hon. Kachina for bringing solution to an issue that had bothered Owners of health facilities in Gboko for a long time.
He noted that the incinerator provided by Gboko Local Government for use by health practitioners would go a long way in addressing the hazards associated with indiscriminate disposal of medical waste and pledged the cooperation of medical practitioners in Gboko.
Earlier, the Supervisor for Health, Hon. Peter Samu had informed that his department was worried by the filth in town as well as the indiscriminate disposal of medical waste and had decided to renovate the incinerator donated to Council and had gone a step further to built a local one to compliment the one donated by United Nations.