In a bid to reduce pollution and
protect public health, China has decided to impose harsh punishment on those
who will fail to handle the medical waste properly.
Companies or government units that
illegally collect, store, transport, and handle medical waste will have their
licences revoked and heavily fined, reported Xinhua citing a statement from the
National Health and Family Planning Commission.
The commission said it will
strengthen the monitoring of medical waste disposal companies and units, and
cooperate with environmental authorities to shut down substandard waste
disposal facilities.It will transfer those involved in environment pollution
crimes to police authorities.
It also urged local authorities to
establish a sound price system for medical waste procurement before the end of
2015 and improve their hazard-free disposal of medical waste.