Covid-19 contributed to more clinical waste last year

KUALA LUMPUR: The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and Covid-19 test equipment in managing patients at healthcare facilities and quarantine centres has contributed to an increase in clinical waste generated last year compared to 2019.

Chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the quantity of clinical waste generated in 2020 rose 18.1% to 39,883.32 metric tonnes compared to 33,756.99 metric tonnes in 2019, reports Bernama.

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