SRD Establishes Medical Incinerator in Northern Aleppo

Medical progress is a means of development that preserves human health and safety. However, there is a negative consequence to this development and progress in Syria. The environment is contaminated with various pollutants and medical waste that can lead to serious and often fatal damage to humans.

In order to avoid these great dangers, SRD sought to establish a medical waste incinerator in Mare, a town in the northern Aleppo countryside. Mare was chosen for its prime location between the main areas of the northern countryside.

Mr. Ahmad, a resident of Mare, pointed out, “We urgently need such a project because we all know the seriousness of medical waste and the extent of its threat to our lives, not to mention the lives of our children.”

According to Mr. Mohammed Al-Ali, the incinerator’s project manager, “After nearly three months of hard work, the incinerator officially opened. The first working day was on February 13, 2019.”

The incinerator collects waste from 20 medical centers in the northern Aleppo countryside, including four major hospitals in the region (Al Bab, Al-Ra’i, Azzaz, and Mare Hospitals). The incinerator sorts waste into three sections: metal, plastic and organic. 

The incinerator was built on scientific engineering bases in order to get rid of the medical waste in a manner that is best for the environment. Al-Ali indicated that one of the most important reasons for the establishment of the incinerator was the safe disposal of this medical waste.