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100 FCTA Health Workers Infected With HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B From Health Care Waste …FCTA

Secretary for Health and Human Service, Dr Demola Onakumaiya, says over 100 health care workers in the territory are infected with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B, due to poor healthcare waste disposal.
He said over time, poor health care waste management at hospitals in the nation’s Capital had been a public concern, and as a result most of the health personnel are prone to HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and so many other infections.
The secretary disclosed this, while briefing newsmen on the approval of the FCTA to within the next few weeks formulate and come out with FCT waste management policy.
Correspondent Ikharo Attah now completes the report.

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