The chairperson of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) Lyndon Pereira, on Thursday, said that the MMC will spray chemical on COVID bio-medical waste dumped at Sonsoddo to disinfect it before it is lifted for its scientific disposal.
Pereira along with the vice chairperson Deepali Sawal carried out the inspection of the COVID bio-medical waste at Sonsoddo on Thursday, a day after the opposition demanded with the council to clear the piled up COVID waste at
More than a tonne of COVID bio-medical waste has been dumped at Sonsoddo by the MMC, creating a panicky situation, and risking the other workers working on regular garbage collection.
Curtorim legislator Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco has demanded that the waste piled up at Sonsoddo should be immediately removed and scientifically disposed of at the earliest, else the people will be forced
“I directed the sanitary inspector to spray chemical on this COVID bio-medical waste collected at the Sonsoddo. Sanitary inspector
told me that it has been already done. I spoke to the managing director of the Goa Solid Waste Management Corporation and he assured to lift the said waste for disposal once the spraying of chemical is done,” Pereira said after the site inspection.
South Goa district administration officials said that the MMC is responsible for collecting and disposing the COVID bio-medical
“It cannot be left to pile up,” said a senior official from the South Goa district administration.
Sources said that the MMC collected bio-medical waste from the home-isolated COVID positive people not only of Margao and Fatorda but also from private hospitals, which treated
COVID patients, from MMC area and other areas and dumped it