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Dumped medical waste probed by Gauteng Health

Used syringes and old medical files were found dumped in a Johannesburg field this past weekend, with the Gauteng Health Department saying it would be launching an investigation into the origin of the products and the circumstances.

Members of a local community watch who were patrolling the area found the waste material in an area south of the city, reports TimesLIVE.

Health Department spokesperson Motalatale Modiba said it was unclear who had dumped it but that the department had a track-and-trace system for the disposal of medical waste or files, with contracted accredited service providers to manage this process.

The department has appointed a company to assess the material to determine what it is and remove it for proper disposal.


TimesLIVE article – Gauteng health department probing illegal dumping of medical waste in field (Restricted access)


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