Official title of the project

Treatment of Healthcare Waste

Sectors

Project information

Subtitle
Strengthening of infectious healthcare waste management systems and development of systems for pharmaceutical and chemical healthcare waste
Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

6,000,000 EUR

Implementation period
2009. Dec - 2013. Sep
Expected results
  1. Uniform procedures for safe healthcare waste  management in 25 district in place
  2. Staff of healthcare institutions in all 25 districts educated and trained to perform healthcare waste management activities in accordance with EU legislation and best practice guidelines
  3. Improved technical capacities of healthcare institutions and veterinary institutes for the treatment of infectious healthcare waste
Beneficiary

Ministry of Health;

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management , Veterinary Directorate;

Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection

Target Groups

Ministry of Health;

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management, Veterinary Directorate;

Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection

Institutes of Public Health of the Republic of Serbia&a

Summary of the project

Prior to this project a system for the treatment of infectious healthcare waste was partially established. This system, established with EU funding, was in need of further support in order to expand, strengthen and consolidate it. Extra capacity for the treatment of infectious waste was required and systems for the management of pharmaceutical waste and to a lesser extent chemical healthcare waste needed to be developed.

 

  1. The project contributes to a cleaner environment since it phased out the practice of burning healthcare waste in substandard incinerators not even equipped with the simplest flue gas treatment filters;
  2. The project contributes to lower risks for waste pickers, many of which are from the Roma minority, through the removal of untreated, infectious sharps as well as pharmaceuticals from the waste stream
  3. The project contributes to a safer working place for healthcare workers, mostly women, through introduction of safer healthcare waste management practices in healthcare institutions.

Programme/Project objectives

The treatment of healthcare waste project aims to contribute to the implementation of environmental and healthcare strategies that will ensure compatibility with EU legislation and best practices in sanitary standards through the provision of technical assistance, the supply of autoclaves and vehicles for resp. the treatment and transportation of infectious healthcare waste and the collection, export and destruction of up to 300 tonnes pharmaceutical waste. 

More details on project
  1. Technical assistance

Name: “Technical assistance for the treatment of healthcare waste in Serbia”

Budget: 1,950,000

COWI a/s Denmark in consortium with Euro Health Group Denmark

Team leader: Jan Gerrit Tesink; National Coordinator: Verica Jovanovic

Project Office: Kralja Milutina 40/2, tel +381 11 36 28 223

 

  1. Supply/Equipment

Name: “Supply of Equipment and Vehicles for the Treatment of Healthcare Waste (Lot 1)”

Budget: 2,670,000

Name of implementing partner and contact details of person responsible

Belimed d.o.o.
Kosovela cesta 2, 1290 Grosuplje, Slovenia

Contact person: Mr Ciril Repse

Tel: +386 1 7866, Fax: +386 1 7866 011, Email: cyril.repse@belimed.si

 

  1. Services

Name: “Collection, Export and Disposal of Accumulated Pharmaceutical Waste from Healthcare Facilities in Serbia”

Budget: 485,000

Name of implementing partner and contact details of person responsible

Company Kemis d.o.o. Valjevo,

Director: Zoran Milovanović,

Team Leader, Maja Milić

Address: Jurija Gagarina 36D, 11070 Novi Beograd, tel: +381 11 41 40  945, Mob:+ 381 64 84 34 809

 

  1. Supply/Vehicles

Name “Supply of Equipment and Vehicles for the Treatment of Healthcare Waste (Lot 2)”

Budget: 600,000

Name of implementing partner and contact details of person responsible

Verano Motors d.o.o.
Vojvode Stepe 352, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia