Averda opens second medical waste facility in Oman
The new facility complements Averda’s existing contract with the Healthcare Waste Treatment Facility in Al Multaqa
Averda has announced the launch of its second medical waste facility in Oman.
Part of a five-year contract awarded back in December 2015, the newly launched Medical Waste Treatment Facility in Liwa complements the waste management firm’s existing operation with the Healthcare Waste Treatment Facility in Al Multaqa.
The current Al Multaqa facility treats roughly 8 tons per day on average, while the new facility current capacity sits at 2.2 tons per day.
Averda Oman’s medical waste treatment services begin with the collection and handling of waste, transportation, treatment and eventual disposal. Its collection points are comprised of government hospitals, both public and private clinics, as well as health centres.
The new Liwa facility will focus on health units based in the Governorates of North & South Albatinah, Al Dhahira and Al Buraimi.
Commenting on the operation, Mohammad Al Tohami, Averda Oman MWTP Manager, shared: “Our medical waste treatment facilities in both Al Multaqa and Liwa is 90% automated and operational 18hrs/day, 7 days a week.”
He added: “We use the latest technologies for the treatment and safe disposal of hazardous medical waste and we take great pride in our 10 years of constantly providing the Sultanate of Oman with the latest techniques, technologies, processes and procedures of responsibly disposing of medical waste.”