An incineration system at the Buthidaung 50-bed hospital in Maungtaw District, Rakhine State, is now in use, becoming one of the main ways to control the spread of infectious diseases.
The incinerator installed at the hospital with the assistance of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) can burn biological waste such as syringer and needles, food scraps and waste from the X-ray room. The work on installation of the system started six months ago.
“The incineration system can turn the biological waste to fertiliser soil. This machine can last at least five years,” said Dr Than Tun Kyaw of the hospital.
The machine can also safely incinerate cords and dead foetuses safely and can provide bio security to the people, he added.
The hospital has been providing health care to local people without discrimination since 9 October attacks in northern Rakhine.
Buthidaung Township has a population of more than 340,000 living in seven wards in the town and 419 villages in the rural areas.
More than 200,000 are Muslims and the remaining 80,000 are Buddhists and other religions.
Under the hospital, there are two station hospitals, six rural health care centres and 23 rural health care dispensaries providing health care services to the peoples.
Tin Maung Lwin, Zeyar (Mirror)