Hospital incinerators


The air in March got hotter as environmentalist openly castigated Sec. Romualdez for his alleged opposition to the Clean Air Act. News reports said that he is challenging the proponents of the said law to present alternatives to incinerators in disposing wastes.

Greenpeace International, an environmental group, told the health chief to “shut up” after he allegedly gave wrong signals to legislators by insisting that incinerators by inicinerators are vital for disposing medical waste.

A popular broadsheet column wrote that Romualdez should very carefully read first the provisions prohibiting the burning of hospital wastes before he starts squawking. The column said that since the said medical waste incinerators within the next three years yet, the DOH still has ample time to encourage public and private hospitals to adopt better and environmentally sound technologies for medical waste disposal.