Government has indicated that it in talks with private investors for the establishment of 14 treatment centres nationwide for the proper disposal of medical waste in the country.
The move has been necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant vaccination exercise currently ongoing in Ghana.
Ghanaians are being vaccinated to help slow the spread of the virus among the population.
President Nana Akufo-Addo made the announcement while presenting his 2021 State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Tuesday.
This he said is being done to ensure the management of the hazardous waste after the vaccination exercise.
“Government is also mindful of the problem associated with vaccinations. And that is how we dispose of used PPE, vials, needles, and syringes that are being used in the vaccination exercise. The government is collaborating with the private sector 14 medical waste treatment facilities across the country to address once and for all the safe disposal of medical waste”, he said.