Nyeri residents at risk of infections as medical waste dumped in the open

Medical waste

Medical waste at the Gikeu dumpsite in Othaya, Nyeri County. The residents call for better management of medical waste at the dumpsite.

Photo credit: Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Piles of medical waste including syringes, needles, blood test samples, used gloves, wound dressing gauze, face masks and cotton wool are scattered around the site
  • Open disposal of medical waste acts as a conduit of infections in the community

Residents of Gikeu in Othaya, Nyeri County are up in arms over rampant open disposal of medical waste in the area.

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