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Guidelines for Hospital On-site treatment of Biomedical Waste

Requested from DOH by Melquecedes Jr De Guzman at 11:04 AM on Oct 12, 2018.
Purpose: For creation of design and policies for intended hospital construction
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2017
Tracking no: #DOH-851314381351

Melquecedes Jr 11:04 AM, Oct 12, 2018

Good day, i would like to request if there are any guidelines issued by the DOH regarding the onsite treatment of biomedical waste by hospitals so that the biomedical waste (or healthcare waste) can be collected and disposed together with general waste?

I already have the 3rd edition of Healthcare Waste Management Manual by the DOH and it is stated that they will issue such guidelines for this purpose. I tried to search for it online to no avail.

Thank you!

Madelaine 11:43 AM, Oct 22, 2018

October 22, 2018

Dear Melquecedes Jr,

Thank you for your request dated Oct 12, 2018 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Guidelines for Hospital On-site treatment of Biomedical Waste.

We received your request on Oct 12, 2018 and will respond on or before Nov 02, 2018 11:04:15 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERPSC04NTEzMTQzODEzNTEM, for request with ticket number #DOH-851314381351.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Unit
October 30, 2018

Dear Melquecedes Jr De Guzman,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Oct 12, 2018 11:04:15 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Guidelines for Hospital On-site treatment of Biomedical Waste.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you requested. However, we are providing you the link to the Health Policies and Laws Database for reference on the issuance related to waste management. 

https://ais.doh.gov.ph/issuanceslist.php?cmd=search&t=issuances&z_atype=LIKE&x_atype=&z_subject=LIKE&x_subject=waste+management&psearch=&z_adate=BETWEEN&x_adate=&y_adate=&z_anumber=LIKE&x_anumber=&psearchtype=AND

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If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Undersecretary Lilibeth C. David, Chair of Data Governance Oversight Committee/ DOH Central Appeals and Review Committee, at medata.gov.doh@gmail.com .Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Dr. Kenneth Ronquillo
FOI Decision Maker

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