Following the recent announcement issued by Muscat Municipality (No 104/2011) regarding the safe collection and disposal of biomedical waste, Averda, the largest environmental solutions provider in the MENA region, has announced that the facilities at its Medical Waste Treatment Plant (MWTP) will now be available to private institutions within the Muscat Governorate.
For the past six years,Averda has successfully fulfilled the requirements of Oman’s Ministry of Health through the provision and management of a fully functional Medical Waste Treatment Plant. During this time, Averda has been the only registered and governmentally-approved collector and incinerator of medical waste.
In order to facilitate compliance with the obligations imposed by announcement No 104/2011, its existing biomedical waste functions have now been extended to private institutions.
“The proper, safe disposal of all biomedical waste is of paramount importance to the health of our community, as has been recognized by Muscat Municipality. In order to assist all willing institutions to comply with the Municipality’s new legislation, we have made our services flexible and extended our expertise to the private sector,” said Redha Saied, Managing Director, Averda Oman.
Formerly under the banner of Technique LLC, Averda’s Medical Waste Treatment Plant operation services all government hospitals, polyclinics and health centers in the Muscat Governorate. It covers all processes, including waste collection and transportation with a high-tech fleet that is specially designed to international standards and regulations, in addition to handling and treatment, all carried out as per World Health Organization regulations, as well as ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 standards. The plant itself has two incinerator lines with a capacity of 250kg/hr, per line.
As an environmental pioneer of the latest advancements that will drive the environmental sector in MENA forward, Averda offers a variety of integrated waste management solutions, from city cleaning to raising community awareness about the global impact of waste.Elsewhere in the Middle East, Averda has introduced several initiatives that are the first of their kind in the region, such as the Reverse Vending Machine (RVM), a community-focused recycling facility that rewards consumers with redeemable points for every recyclable deposited and iaverda, an iPad and iPhone app that allows the community to interact directly with Averda in order to ensure that cleanliness in their area is upheld.