Published On: Fri, Mar 1st, 2013

Hiker finds small container with blood tubes

Blood-TubesWILLEMSTAD – A hiker found a small container carrying dozens of blood tubes about two weeks ago. The women recently placed a picture on her facebook page. It’s about medical material being dumped illegally.

Health Minister, Ben Whiteman said in a response to the unprecedented finding that it is harmful for the environment. Health Inspector says that someone from the Ministry is at the dumping site investigation the container. The Inspection Department itself does not do that, but if the origin of the material can be traced, than can be Inspector Huurman do something. Medical waste is typically returned to the hospital, which in turn offers it to the waste company Selikor which has a special section for medical waste. Normally it is taken to Malpais and then burned.

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