The Democratic Alliance (DA) has confirmed that they were informed about another batch of medical waste. They dumped within walking distance from the Steve Biko and Tshwane Provincial Hospitals in Capital Park on Sunday.
“The area is also in close vicinity of two schools, an old age home, and with the risk of COVID-19 spreading, the irresponsible dumping of this waste is even more concerning,” said DA.
This follows close on the heels of an earlier incident this month when thousands of items of unused personal protective equipment were dumped in the Hennops River.
However, the parry said It’s unacceptable that medical waste is being recklessly dumped like this.
“Posing a contamination risk to others who are either handling the waste or waste pickers that live off our landfills and dumps,” said the party.
The DA is calling upon Acting Gauteng Health MEC Jacob Mamabolo to urgently get to the bottom of this and provide the public with the answers.
Their arguments is that those waste medicals can pose a danger to the lives of learners, old people who reside and more around where they were dumped.
The party is calling upon Mamabolo to get involve before people get sick through the wastages along the streets in Pretoria.