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Health Care Waste TWG monitors HCW management of providers

South Cotabato’s Health Care Waste – Technical Working Group (HCW-TWG) members recently finished the monitoring of their compliance of health care providers (HCP) on the management of the respective HCW in the first district of the province.

Documentary requirements set by the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environment management Bureau and Local Government Unit as well as other operational requirements were thoroughly checked by HCW-TWG members on selected HCPs in Polomolok, Tupi and Tampakan towns.

HCPs chosen at random prior to the monitoring activity were hospitals, lying-in clinics or birthing homes, Rural Health Units (RHUs) and laboratories in said areas.

Supervising Environment Management Specialist Elbe Balucanag of the Provincial Environment Management Office disclosed that the objective of the activity is to assess the compliance of HCPs on the requirements provided by law.

“Recommendations regarding the findings of the HCW-TWG will be transmitted to the monitored HCPs through written communication and we expect their compliance regarding it,’ SEMS Balucanag added.

The HCW-TWG is a multi-sectioral body composed of national line agencies and provincial offices.

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