CEBU

BJMP generated most infectious waste in 6 months

FROM April 2020 until September 2020, the Mandaue City Environment and Natural Resources Office (MCENRO) have collected 56,843.5 kilograms of infectious waste.

In percentage, infectious waste generated from the Bureau of Jail Management Penology (BJMP) facility is 45 percent, 42 percent from the barangays, 11 percent from City's Isolation facilities, two percent from other sources.

Infectious waste refers to those that contain pathogens like bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi in sufficient concentration or the quantity to cause disease in susceptible hosts.

These waste are generated from the houses of possible, suspected, probable, and confirmed coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients, quarantine facilities, and BJMP facility, whether in solid form or liquid form.

In April, MCENRO has collected 1,197 kilograms of infectious waste, in which 230 kilos are from the barangays, 926 kilos from BJMP facilities, and 41 from other sources.

In May, MCENRO has collected 16,053.5 kilograms of infectious waste, in which 4,918.5 kilos are from the barangays, 11,088 kilos from BJMP facilities, and 47 kilos from the City's Isolation facilities.

In June, MCENRO has collected 17,552 kilograms of infectious waste, in which 4,627 kilos are from the barangays, 10,292 kilos from BJMP facilities, and 2,502 from the City's isolation facilities, and 131 from other sources.

In July, MCENRO has collected 12,990 kilograms of infectious waste, in which 8,060 kilos are from the barangays, 2,720 kilos from BJMP facilities the and 2,104 from the City's isolation facilities, and 106 from other sources.

In August, MCENRO has collected 6,799 kilograms of infectious waste, in which 4,235 kilos are from the barangays, 550 kilos from BJMP facilities, and 1,219 from the City's isolation facilities, and 795 from other sources.

In September, MCENRO has collected 2,252 kilograms of infectious waste, in which 1,491 kilos are from the barangays, 42 kilos from BJMP facilities, and the 629 from City's isolation facilities, and 90 from other sources.

The collection of infectious waste in May and June 2020, the highest waste collected were from BJMP facilities.

During those months, it was also the peak of Covid-19 cases in the BJMP facility.

During July 2020, the infectious waste collected from the barangays was at its peak.

These infectious wastes from the sources will be transported to the Mandaue City's designated transfer station at the old public market.

The wastes will be placed in a yellow bag which will undergo three stages of disinfection before it will be handed out to the waste treatment provider of the city, the Pollution Abatement Systems Specialists Inc. (Passi).

Passi will collect the waste in the transfer station once a week but during the peak of collection, they will collect twice per week.

An interview with Architect Ara Barlam, the head of MCENRO, claims that according to the Environmental Management Bureau is the only city that has complied with properly managing infectious waste during the pandemic.(KFD)


VIEW COMMENTS
DISCLAIMER:

SunStar website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of the SunStar management and its affiliates. SunStar reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.


Forum rules:

Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!

sunstar.com.ph