The Ankara Metropolitan Municipality continues its nature-friendly practices that prioritize public health. In line with the demands of hospitals, especially during a pandemic, it fights against medical waste 25/7 in 24 districts. The Department of Urban Aesthetics, which collected medical waste by making 2021 thousand trips in 90, increased the number of medical waste vehicles to 15. Last year, a total of 460 tons of medical waste brought from the provinces surrounding areas, especially the capital, was eliminated.
The metropolitan municipality, which has implemented environmentally friendly practices one by one, continues its fight against medical waste without slowing down.
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, which has started an effective fight against medical waste to protect public health in accordance with hospital requirements, especially during the pandemic period, continues its 25/7 operations in 24 districts.
460 TONNES OF MEDICAL WASTE COLLECTED IN THE CAPITAL AND OTHER PROVINCES
The Department of Urban Aesthetics, which collected medical waste by carrying out 2021 thousand 7 trips per month and 500 trips per year in 90, disposed of a total of 317 tons of medical waste, of which 143 tons were sent from Ankara and 460 tons were sent from surrounding provinces.
While pathological waste is also being destroyed at ITC’s Integrated Industrial and Medical Waste Disposal Center in Çadırtepe, Sincan, the Department of Urban Aesthetics is expanding its fleet of medical waste vehicles day by day.
NUMBER OF MEDICAL WASTE VEHICLES INCREASED TO 15
Stating that they have increased the number of medical waste vehicles to 9 by adding 15 new vehicles to the fleet this year, Salih Demir, medical waste chief of the Waste Coordination Branch of the Department of Urban Aesthetics, said shared the following information:
“As Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, we carry out medical waste disposal in 25 shifts every day in our 2 districts. About 40 tons of medical waste are disposed of daily in Ankara. In accordance with the requirements of healthcare establishments, we receive medical waste within 45 minutes. Aware of the responsibility imposed on us by the medical waste disposal service, which directly concerns public health, we have reinforced our fleet with 2022 new vehicles in 9 years. Our facility is the first and only facility in Turkey where the medical waste is disposed of by incineration. Pathological waste, which is a special group of medical waste, is also incinerated and destroyed. To this end, we also dispose of waste from other provinces.