Bahrain succeeds in managing health waste from treating Covid patients: WHO chief
TDT | Manama
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Special Envoy for Climate Affairs and CEO of the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) Dr Mohammed bin Mubarak Bin Daina met World Health Organization (WHO)’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Dr Bin Daina stressed Bahrain's pride in this visit, which reflects the depth of cooperation between the Kingdom and the WHO, noting SCE’s keenness to strengthen this cooperation in the common areas between health and the environment.
The special envoy noted that Bahrain has succeeded in managing health waste resulting from caring for the coronavirus patients in all sectors, including hospitals and quarantine sites, in a safe manner through the best environmentally advanced treatment technologies available.
He highlighted the WHO’s support in resulting the edict related to managing medical waste, which reflects WHO’s care and keenness to come up with solutions in order to combat this pandemic.
A number of environmental issues were discussed and the WHO’s Director-General was briefed on the Kingdom's efforts in managing dangerous chemicals, improving air quality, and managing medical waste.
Dr Ghebreyesus expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by SCE to support the national plan implemented by Team Bahrain under the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and with the support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, in order to combat the pandemic.
He stressed that this pandemic needs a comprehensive stand, which can be achieved with the cooperation of all members of the society, which Bahrain has succeeded in implementing.