It what can be called a height of mismanagement related to COVID19 in the State, piles of medical waste is seen lying at the COVID care centre which has not been picked for nearly a month.
At Sub District Hospital Ponda, the waste has been not been picked by the contractor for several days, which is posing huge danger to the hospital staff and other visitors to the hospital.
Doctors said that the waste consists of PPEs, masks, syringes and other COVID-related waste and can easily infect others.
When contacted a senior doctor at the SDH hospital confirmed that the qwaste has not been picked by the contractor.
“The contractor has informed that the incinerator at GMC has broken down and is under repair,” he stated.
The doctor said that the same is the situation in other COVID Care Centre in Shiroda, NIT, GEC and the IIT Goa campus.
Goemkarponn.com contacted contactor Mr Sahil of Goa Health Monitoring Service, which is appointed by Directorate of Health Services to collect and transport waste from entire Goa.
Mr Sahil confirmed that the waste has not been collected but said that it is due to incinerator4 problem at the GMC.
“In absence of incineration, the only option is to store the waste,” he said adding “all COVID19 centres are facing this problem now.”
He said around 350-400 kgs of COVID waste is generated everyday in Goa.