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November 18, 2018
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RTI Request – KP Peshawar Medical Waste Disposal

The details of the RTI request are as follows:

Code:

MMfD / RTI / 03 / 2018 / 35

Region:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Agency/Dept:

Health

Question(s):

1. What is the procedure being followed to dump medical and surgical waste by hospitals in Peshawar?
2. What instructions has the health department given to Peshawar hospitals to dispose off their medical and surgical waste?
3. How much annual budget did the health department give to hospitals in Peshawar to deal with medical waste during the period from 2013 to 2017?

Submission Date:

20 Jan 2018

Date of Receipt:

8 Feb 2018

Status:

Completed

Response from Agency/Department

Date of Response:

15 Feb 2018

Text of Response:

Reference your letter No. 575-80/DGHS/RTI Act/2017-18 dated 9-02-2018 on the above mentioned subject, the following is submitted as desired;

1 The medical and surgical waste by Hospital in the Health facilities under the control of the undersigned is burnt and then dumped in the ground.

2 As per the Health department instruction the medical and surgical waste be properly disposed off.

3 No annual budget has been given for the said purpose.

Complaint to Appellate Body

Complaint Filed (Y/N):

N

Date of Complaint:

N/A

MMfD Comments:

The health department forwarded the information request to the Peshawar district health officer. This showed us that in the future we could directly send queries related to Peshawar health issues to the district officer.

Documents

Copy of Request:

Copy of Response:

Copy of Complaint:

N/A

For more RTI requests filed by MMfD under its Media for Transparency project, please visit the RTI requests section.

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