The first seminar of its kind in the medical sector entitled "Medical Waste Management and Hazardous Materials and their Relevance to Human Health" revealed that Kingdom disposes of 172 tons of medical waste per year.
The seminar was hosted by Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) and organized by the chamber's Advisory Committee in collaboration with the IT Company (Intec) to improve the environment. Some 100 experts, specialists and many business owners participated in the seminar.
Director of Health Affairs in Jeddah Dr. Sami Badawood said that the strategy of the Ministry of Health is to reduce diseases and epidemics resulting from waste material.
The Saudi Gazette