ILIGAN: Several private hospitals were allegedly dumping untreated, infectious waste near a creek in an upland village northeast of Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, posing a threat to health and the environment. Datumanong Buslan, chairman of Barangay Bonbonon, said some private hospitals in Iligan City have been dumping their untreated medical noxious waste into unauthorized sites including the creek. “As early as October, when Alia reported the waste dumping, I dispatched a team to inspect the area. The Health Committee said the hospitals have not been following the correct way of dumping untreated waste. Both the Iligan Medical Center and E&R Hospital claimed to have their own vault and waste treatment facilities.
Source: Manila Times December 07, 2017 12:33 UTC