South Jakarta Environment (LH) Sub-agency provides 3 dustbins for medical waste, especially infectious waste, in 10 sub-districts in South Jakarta.
" Each sub-districts will be equipped with depot which provides 3 medical waste dustbins"
South Jakarta LH Sub-agency Head, M. Amin stated, dustbins are provided for infectious waste such as medical gloves, surgical masks, and other personal protective equipment.
"Each sub-districts will be equipped with depot which provides 3 medical waste dustbins and also 1 main depot at Environment Agency's Dormitory in Pesanggrahan. Recently, we only provide it to handle medical waste," he said, Thursday (4/16).
For the waste transportation mechanism, he informed, 3 janitor from each sub-district will sort the infectious waste first, then transport it to the main depot thus later it can be collected and handled by the third party.
"Medical waste is not transported every day to the main depot and its amount is not too significant. In average, this waste is less than 1 kilogram," he mentioned.