The draft decree regulating the management of healthcare waste in Galicia
The President of the Xunta, Alberto Nunez Feijoo, said that the new standard will simplify the classification and "improve" the management, while the entry of new operators who employ "most modern and efficient" techniques are provided.
The regulations adopted establishes a new classification of sanitary waste into two groups: hazardous and non-hazardous.
Nonhazardous, meanwhile can be class I, which are the domestic --it, those that are generated similar to those produced in homes as a result of domésticas-- activities or Class II medical centers, non-domestic waste, which are those generated in health and different from those produced at home centers.
These, in turn, are divided into two classes, those generated as a result of direct health activity and which are generated as a result of other than the above activities.
Regarding hazardous, are grouped into several classes: biocontaminated medical waste, which risk causing infections require a differentiated management, both inside and outside the production center; citotóxios and cytostatic waste (including a series of chemical substances used for the treatment of neoplastic diseases); and third class other hazardous wastes are not included in above categories.
To ensure proper compliance with the objectives of the decree, producers must develop a management plan intracentro, they have to implement after its approval by the competent General Directorate for Public Saúde.
AID FOR NGO
Moreover, the regional government has approved aid for non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs) to conduct education projects for development. The call will multiannual (2015-2016) and an amount of 450,000 euros.
Moreover, the Council of the Xunta has authorized the expropriation process for the replacement of the footbridge 'Agro', in the municipality of Arteixo coruñés.
The new location of it is located on the same road AC-551, about 200 meters from its previous location. The Xunta processed expropriations and subsidize the performance with 125,000 euros.