Medical Waste Incinerator for Kosrae
In a ceremony held at Kosrae State Hospital on March 7, 2014, Kosrae State Hospital was presented with a medical waste incinerator and a renovated incinerator shed provided under Japan’s Grassroots Human Security Projects scheme. Mr. Tsuneaki Sato, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan was in Kosrae as the representative to officially hand over the equipment. The grant for the project amounted $80,700 in total.
In response to Kosrae State’s report of their medical wastes not being able to be disposed of properly, Japan decided to provide these materials. Improper disposal of medical wastes could have been harmful, possibly causing spread of various types of diseases such as Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS. The Hospital does have an incinerator but it can no longer operate properly due to damage.
There are high hopes from both parties that the provisions of this project will have a positive impact on the livelihoods of the people of Kosrae and on another level, further strengthen the connection between FSM and Japan.
The ceremony was witnessed by government officials including Dr. Livinson Taulung, Director of Kosrae Dept. of Health and Services, Mr. Weston Luckymis, Director of Kosrae Dept. of Transportation and Infrastructure, hospital staff and members of the community.
Director Taulung, Dept. of Health Services (left) and Second Secretary Sato (right)
Medical Waste Incinerator funded through GGP
Renovated Incinerator Shed funded through GGP
Group Picture of Attendees